Brontosaurus Real After All, Says Science
For more than a century, it was just a figment. The Brontosaurus was first described in 1879, but in 1903 paleotologists determined it was identical to the existing Apatosaurus and struck it from the record as one of many dinosaurs later determined to not be distinct species. New analysis from an international team of researchers says the thunder lizard is in fact a different species, which could lead to the reinstatement of the brontosaurus. Think of it as the paleontological equivalent of Pluto actually being a planet again.