** Sauropods include the largest land animals that ever lived. They were a herbivorous group of dinosaurs, that arose in the early Jurassic and survived for about 100 million years.

** The name Sauropod comes from the Greek language and it means ‘lizard foot’. The term Sauropoda was coined by American paleontologist O.C. Marsh in 1878.

** Fossil footprints show that sauropods travelled in herds. Notable sauropods include Diplodocus, Apatosaurus and Argentinosaurus.

** Sauropods had long necks and this made it easier for them to fend food from the top of trees without any difficulty.

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