Janenschia

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Janenschia
Temporal range: Late Jurassic
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Janenschia fossils at the Museum für Naturkunde, Berlin
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Janenschia
Binomial name
Janenschia robusta
Wild, 1991

Janenschia (named after Werner Janensch) was a huge, plant-eating dinosaur with an elongated neck and tail. It was a sauropod from the late Jurassic period, about 156 million to 150 million years ago. Janenschia had a small head, blunt teeth, and a short, thick tail; it was about 80 feet (24 m) long. This titanosaurid back may have been covered with bony, armored plates. Fossils have been found in Tanzania, Africa.