Camarasaurus Lentis Dinosaur Skull Fossil Replica

Camarasaurus Lentis Dinosaur Skull Fossil Replica

$350.00

Description

Camarasaurus Lentis Dinosaur Skull Fossil Replica measures 7.6 inches. The Camarasaurus Lentis Dinosaur Skull Fossil Replica is Museum quality polyurethane cast made in the USA. This fine Camarasaurus Lentis skull fossil will thrill any dinosaur lover and collector!

Camarasaurus was a genus of quadrupedal, herbivorous dinosaurs. It was the most common of the giant sauropods to be found in North America. Its fossil remains have been found in the Morrison Formation of Colorado and Utah, dating to the Late Jurassic epoch (Kimmeridgian to Tithonian stages), between 155 and 145 million years ago.

Camarasaurus is among the most common and frequently well-preserved sauropod dinosaurs. The maximum size of the most common species, C. lentus, was about 49 ft. in length. The largest species, C. supremus, reached a maximum length of 75 ft. and maximum estimated weight of 51.8 tons.

The arched skull of Camarasaurus was remarkably square and the blunt snout had many fenestrae, though it was sturdy and is frequently recovered in good condition by paleontologists. The 7.5 in. teeth were shaped like chisels and arranged evenly along the jaw. The strength of the teeth indicates that Camarasaurus probably ate coarser plant material than the slender-toothed diplodocids.

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, but the high position of the shoulders meant little slope in the back existed.

Serving the purpose of weight-saving, as seen in other sauropods, 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 Camarasaurus 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.

Additional information

Weight 6 lbs
Dimensions 7.6 in
Camarasaurus Lentis Skull

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

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