Camptosaurus

About Camptosaurus

Camptosaurus was first discovered in 1879 by paleontologist Earl Douglass. That same year, this new dinosaur was given the name Camptonotus by Othniel Charles Marsh. It was later renamed in 1885 by Marsh because its original name already belonged to a type of cricket. This dinosaur was a typical Iguanidontid, spending its days moving from place to place looking for plant material to devour. Using its tail as a counter-weight, Camptosaurus was able to balance on its hind-legs, leaving its arms for feeding and other tasks, such as self-defense. Fossilized tracks show evidence that Camptosaurus also walked on all fours at times.
What is this dinosaur’s name?
Camptosaurus
How do I pronounce Camptosaurus?
Kamp-toe-sore-uss
What does the name Camptosaurus mean?
Bendible or Flexible Lizard
How long was Camptosaurus?
19.00 feet 6.00 meters
How heavy was Camptosaurus?
4000.00 pounds 2000.00 kilograms
What dinosaur class was Camptosaurus assigned to?
Ornithopoda
What did Camptosaurus eat?
Plants
How many years ago did Camptosaurus live?
90,000,000 Years Ago
In what period did Camptosaurus live?
Late Jurassic To Early Cretaceous
Where did Camptosaurus live?
England, Europe, North America, Portugal, Utah, Wyoming
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Camptosaurus's Time

155,000,000
Years Ago

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Camptosaurus's size

0 kg
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