Dinosaurs: Camarasaurus, the chambered lizard

Dinosaurs: Camarasaurus, the chambered lizard


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Camarasaurus Profile

Translation: Chamber lizard
Also known as: Morosaurus
Description: Herbivore, quadruped
Order: Saurischia
Suborder: Sauropodomorpha
Infraorder: Sauropoda
Family: Camarasauridae
Height: 7 meters
Length: 18.3 meters
Weight: 18.144 kg
Period: Late jurassic

The Camarasaurus is the best-known sauropod found in North America and of which more Upper Jurassic fossils have been found.

It was a relative of other large dinosaurs found in the region, such as Diplodocus, Apatosaurus Y Brachiosaurus.

A complete skeleton of a young and nearly perfect specimen, 5.2 meters long, found in utah.

Its head was short and box-shaped, with nostrils above the muzzle and in front of the eyes. The weight of his spine was lightened with holes in his vertebrae.

Its neck was shorter and thicker than most sauropods and it had a short, somewhat flattened tail.

The fore and hind limbs of the Camarasaurus were approximately the same length.

Image: Stock Photos, by Catmando on Shutterstock

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