Camarasaurus

 

 

Camarasaurus

Camarasaurus

How to say it kam-ar-a-sore-us

What it means “chambered lizard”

Named by Cope (1877)

Where found United States

Length up to 23m

Height 9m

Weight 20 tonnes

How it moved on four legs

Teeth chisel-like, sharp, snipping teeth

Type of feeder herbivorous

Food tough plant material

When it lived 150-140m years ago (Late Jurassic)

Dinosaur order saurischian (lizard-hipped)

Other info the most commonly found giant sauropod in North America got its name from the holes in its vertebrae. Food was ground by stomach stones.

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Published in: on April 22, 2009 at 3:56 PM  Comments Off on Camarasaurus  
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