Camarasaurus

Camarasaurus

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'chambered lizard'
Camarasaurus
20000kg, 23.0m-long sauropod
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Diet: herbivorous herbivorous food icon
Country: USA
Period: Late Jurassic, 150-140 million years ago
Teeth: chisel-like, sharp, snipping teeth
How it moved: on 4 legs
Food: tough plant material

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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