|Dinosaurs in Their Time
Camarasaurus, the most complete skeleton of any sauropod dinosaur ever discovered, is displayed still partly encased in the sandstone in which it was found nearly a century ago.
Late Jurassic, Apatosaurus, Camarasaurus, and Diplodocus were the most common sauropod dinosaurs in the western United States.
Dinosaurs in Their Time presents the complete skeletons of all three.
skull of an adult Camarasaurus, as seen on display in Dinosaurs in Their Time,
is quite small relative to overall body size. Striking differences
between the skull and teeth of Camarasaurus and those of
other contemporary sauropods such as Diplodocus indicate
different feeding habits for these giant plant eaters. The thick,
spoon-shaped teeth of Camarasaurus may have allowed it to
feed on plant material that was much more coarse.
in Dinosaurs in Their Time is a young Camarasaurus. The animal
had reached only about two-fifths the size of an adult Camarasaurus.
CARNEGIE SPECIMEN NUMBER:
Adult skull: CM
Young skeleton: CM 11338
SCIENTIFIC NAME MEANING:
Dinosauria : Saurischia : Sauropoda : Macronaria
to 59 feet (17.9 meters)
FORMATION & LOCALITY:
Formation; Dinosaur National Monument, Uintah County, Utah
Earl Douglass and field crew,
1915–1916 (skull), 1919–1920 (skeleton)
Late Jurassic, 145–150 million years ago
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