Sauropods of the Early Cretaceous

Sauropods were an extraordinary group of dinosaurs belonging to the Saurischian family, named after the structure of their hips resembling those of lizards. The name Sauropod, meaning lizard-footed in Greek, was given to these animals in 1878 by paleontologist O.C. Marsh upon discovering their huge legs and feet. They were easy to recognize due to their long necks and whip-like tails. All of them stood on four legs, some reached lengths of over 100 feet (30 meters) and weighed more than 50 tons.

These images are sample illustrations from my book Ancient Earth Journals – The Early Cretaceous