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Camarasaurus

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You can see this dinosaur in the Museum.

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

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Pronounced
KAM-ar-a-sore-us
Meaning of name
chambered lizard
Length
  23m
Height
  9m
Weight
20000kg
Teeth
chisel-like, sharp, snipping teeth
Diet
herbivorous
Food
tough plant material
How it moved
on 4 legs
When it lived
Late Jurassic
(150 - 140 million years ago)
Found in
USA

Taxonomic details

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