Camarasaurus

Camarasaurus

Pronunciation:
KAM-ar-a-sore-us
Name meaning:
'chambered lizard'
Camarasaurus
sauropod silhouette
Type of dinosaur:
sauropod
Length:
23.0m
Weight:
20000kg
Diet:
herbivorous herbivorous food icon
Teeth:
chisel-like, sharp, snipping teeth
Food:
tough plant material
How it moved:
on 4 legs
When it lived:
Late Jurassic, 150-140 million years ago
Found in:
USA

Camarasaurus used rows of close-set teeth to strip the leaves from trees and shrubs. Food was ground by stones in the stomach.

Taxonomic details

Taxonomy:
Dinosauria, Saurischia, Sauropodomorpha, Sauropoda, Eusauropoda, Neosauropoda, Macronaria, Camarasauromorpha, Camarasauridae
Named by:
Cope (1877)
Type species:
supremus
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