Some of the largest dinosaurs that ever existed on Earth were known as sauropods. One of the most well-known sauropods is the Brontosaurus, a dinosaur that made headlines not too long ago.
The Brontosaurus genus was initially named in 1879 by a paleontologist named Othniel Charles Marsh, reported Scientific American. But in 1903, another paleontologist, Elmer Riggs, thought he discovered that the Brontosaurus was actually the same type of dinosaur as the Apatosaurus, which had been named by Marsh in 1877. Since science generally concedes that the first name used is the one that sticks, it was decided to do away with the Brontosaurus genus.
However, a study that came out in early 2015 determined that the fossils of Apatosaurus and Brontosaurus are actually different enough to be considered separate groups of dinos after all.
The Brontosaurus genus lives again!