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The Brontosaurus is the familiar name for one of the most iconic dinosaurs, with its long neck and friendly, herbivoric nature, and served as the mascot for Sinclair Oil. By 1975, it was revealed that the common image of the brontosaurus was in fact based on confusion, deliberate mismatching of bones, and the fabrication of a skull in the early 20th century, and the accurate designation for the real animal which loosely inspired it is the apatosaurus. However, the brontosaurus remains more visible as a symbolic representation of a friendly dinosaur, and has served that role in Muppet productions.

A grayish blue-green brontosaurus appeared on The Muppet Show in episode 513 and episode 516. He later appeared in Neat Stuff To Know & To Do, named Vinny Brontosaurus and performed by Kevin Clash.

Later, a red bronto appeared on Sesame Street, and would eventually gain an identity as Herb.

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