Description

Camarasaurus Dinosaur Tooth Replica measures 4.8 inches. Camarasaurus Dinosaur Tooth Replica is museum quality polyurethane cast. Made in USA. Species Camasaurus lentus. Sauropod, Jurassic Colorado, Utah, Wyoming and Portugal.

Camarasaurus or Chambered lizard was a genus of quadrupedal, herbivorous dinosaurs. It was the most common of the giant sauropods to be found in North America. The arched skull of Camarasaurus or Chambered lizard was remarkably square and the blunt snout had many fenestrae.

The 7.5 in. teeth were shaped like chisels (spatulate) and arranged evenly along the jaw. The strength of the teeth indicates that Camarasaurus or Chambered lizard probably ate coarser plant material.

Each front limb bore five toes, with the inner toe having a large, sharpened claw. Like most sauropods, the front limbs were shorter than the hind legs.

The arched skull of Camarasaurus or Chambered lizard was remarkably square and the blunt snout had many fenestrae, though it was sturdy and is frequently recovered in good condition by paleontologists.

Each front limb bore five toes, with the inner toe having a large, sharp claw. Like most sauropods, the front limbs were shorter than the hind legs, but the high position of the shoulders meant little slope in the back existed.

Serving the purpose of weight saving, many of the vertebrae were hollowed out, or “pneumatic”; that is, the vertebrae were riddled with passages and cavities for an intricate system of air sacs connected to the lungs.

This feature was little understood at the time the Chambered lizard was discovered, but its structure was the inspiration for the creature’s name, meaning “chambered lizard”.

The neck and counterbalancing tail were shorter than usual for a sauropod of this size. It had an enlargement of the spinal cord near the hips.

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Additional information

Weight 1.25 lbs
Dimensions 4.8 in
Camarasaurus Facts

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Clade: Dinosauria
Clade: Saurischia
Suborder: †Sauropodomorpha
Clade: †Sauropoda
Clade: †Camarasauromorpha
Clade: †Camarasauridae
Subfamily: †Camarasaurinae
Genus: †Camarasaurus
Type species: †Camarasaurus supremus
Conservation Status: Extinct