Tourists on horses ride past a life-size apatosaurus statue in a South Dakota dinosaur park, 1956.
Photograph by Bates Littlehales, National Geographic
It’s one of the most recognizable dinosaur species, yet most people know it by a name most paleontologists stopped using more than a century ago: Brontosaurus.
Read on to find how Brontosaurus came to be known as Apatosaurus: http://bit.ly/RdlQ1t
Pictured: Museum preparators work on a mount of a dinosaur, then known as Brontosaurus, in 1904.
© AMNH Library/Image no. 17506