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What is a sauropod? Was bigger always better? How did plant-eaters find food? Where did plant-eaters live?

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What is a sauropod?

The most striking characteristic of the sauropods was their size, for they were the biggest animals to walk the Earth. Their body design did not vary as much as in other dinosaur groups—they all had large bodies and small heads, and most had very long necks and tails, like this Brachiosaurus. All the sauropods were herbivorous, maintaining their massive bodies with only plant matter. Like their enemies the theropods, the sauropods belonged to the lizard-hipped type of dinosaurs.

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