Hansa Plush 22 Inch Life-Like Brontosaurus. This wonderful 'life-like" Brontosaurus dinosaur feels and looks like the high quality item that it is. Careful attention was made to the design, fabric, cutting, sewing, air-brushing, and finishing. Since each animal is hand-sewn there will be slight variations in the appearance. Recommended for ages 3 and up.
It's one of the most recognizable dinosaur species, yet most people know it by a name most paleontologists stopped using more than a century ago: Brontosaurus. One of the most iconic specimens on display in the Hall of Saurischian Dinosaurs, it was also one of the first to be mounted and displayed at the Museum. It took six years to mount and by the time it was complete in 1905, the dinosaur's name had been officially changed. Elmer Riggs, a paleontologist from the Chicago's Field Museum, made the case that Apatosaurus was actually a juvenille Brontosaurus, and that the two names actually referred to the same species. The name given to the first specimen of the species to be discovered, Apatosaurus, became the accepted scientific name.