The diplodocus, meanwhile, had been looking down upon the scene with half-bewildered apprehension.
The diplodocus nearly equalled the Brontosaurus in bulk and exceeded it in length.
Towering thrice as high as the largest African elephant, the diplodocus was now but seventy-five yards away.
We could just detect a Zeppelin or a diplodocus as a moving speck against the surface.
But the diplodocus is neither the largest nor heaviest of its family.
The diplodocus skull is widely different from the other two in size and proportions and in the characters of teeth.
The thigh-bone is enormous, measuring five feet eight inches in length, and is relatively of greater mass than that of diplodocus.
The neck is relatively shorter, however, measuring eighteen feet, while in diplodocus it measures over twenty-one feet.
"Dip," he called the enormous skeleton, though its full name was diplodocus.
The tricky Jarmuthians, however, mount their men on a diplodocus, a huge dinosaur some eighty-seven feet in length.
1884, coined in Modern Latin in 1878 by U.S. paleontologist Othniel Charles Marsh (1831-1899) from Greek diploos "double" (see diploid) + dokos "a beam." So called for the peculiar structure of the tail bones.
A very large herbivorous dinosaur of the genus Diplodocus of the late Jurassic Period. Diplodocus had a long, slender neck and tail and a small head with peglike teeth, and could grow to nearly 27 m (90 ft) in length. Fossilized skin impressions show that it probably had dermal spines along its back. Diplodocus is one of the longest known sauropod dinosaurs.