|Pictured here, in its original habitat.|
To think such a thing, is in fact, incorrect. There is no such thing as a brontosaurus. Let me explain.
Once upon a time, there were these two palaeontologists. They were Edward Drinker Cope and Othniel Charles Marsh. They were rivals, and partook in the whole big shenanigan known as The Bone Wars, or, The Great Dinosaur Rush. This took place in the 19th century, when palaeontology was becoming a thing, and people were starting to question god and religion. Cope and Marsh hated each other, and both of them wanted to be the best palaeontologist ever, with the most dinosaur discoveries to his name. Now, both did find quite a few, and are responsible for many of the prehistoric discoveries we have today. However, both made their mistakes.
|Edward Drinker Cope. Shown here, pre-syphilis, with one heck of a skull.|
|Othniel Charles Marsh. Pictured here looking like a far less jolly version of Santa Claus.|
The Brontosaurus is actually the combination of an Apatosaurus and another dinosaur. Thus... not a real thing. Any more.
So, now when someone calls this guy:
|The proud Apatosaurus|
|The delightful and likely polite Brachiosaurus|
Also, a sauropod and a T.rex would not engage in battle. Sauropods like Apatosaurus, Brachiosaurus, and so on, are Jurassic creatures. A Tyrannosaurus rex, on the other hand, is a Cretaceous creature.
And yes. Most of what Jurassic Park told you is a lie.