Where are they now?


#1

I remember being a kid and I loved the Brontosaurus and Pterodactyls. I never hear about them anymore. Fell out of favor? Or are those just the general genus for a specific group of Dinos? Where my palentologists at!?


#2

I wish they had Pterodactyls. Their special defense could be hovering so most dinos couldn’t hit them lol and their attack could be screeching or wing beating


#3

Brontosaurus was a mixup. The wrong skull was placed on the body of another dinosaur. I forget the specific species, but that’s the gist of it. So, like Pluto no longer being a planet, brontosaurus is no longer a dinosaur. Our childhoods are a lie.


#4

Brontosaurus became apatosaurus. If you like pterosaurs, check out quetzalcoatlus!


#5

RIP my dear Pluto. You will always be a planet in my heart.


#6

Brontosaurus no longer exists!??
You guys have crushed my soul.
More crushed than when Ludia only gave the cheaters a 24 hour ban.


#7

Yeah, Littlefoot was definitely a brontosaurus when Land Before Time came out, but not the DVD says he’s an apatosaurus.


#8

I think I mainly love quetzalcoatlus due to the game Ark. Such a great game.


#9

Was sad to hear brontosaurus was gone but then found the wiki and a sci american article from 2015 saying it might be back?


#10

Brontosaurus = Apatosaurus.

Pterodactyls/Pterosaurs - not dinos.


#11

Brontosaurus was the name given to a specimen (later discovered to be Apatosaurus) that was found without a skull. When they decided to display it in museums, a Camarasaur skull was wedged onto the vertebral column. It wasn’t until much later that it was discovered to have been a case of mistaken identity. The name "Brontosaurus " was retired.


#12

The 2015 article is just wishful thinking by a group of paleontologists who just can’t let the past go. (Pun intended)


#13

Thanks. I’ve learned one thing: google rarely gets facts completely right. Haha.


#14

It does exist. It’s still being debated. Anyone that says 100% either way is lying


#15

It’s being considered as a name for a different dinosaur entirely. I’ve seen some articles that claim it’s a sauropod, some say it’s an undescribed species.


#16

There is a brachiosaur named Brontomerus, though. Literally translated, it means “thunder thighs”.