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CAMPTOSAURUS
"Bent Lizard"

ANATOMY
Camptosaurus (meaning "bent lizard") was a plant-eater from the late Jurassic period (about 156 to 145 million years ago) that looked a lot like Iguanodon. It was a heavy ornithischian dinosaur that was about 16-23 feet (5-7 m) long and 3-4 feet (1 m) high at the hips, weighing roughly 2,200 pounds (1000 kg). It had a long snout, hundreds of teeth and a horny beak. Its legs were longer than its arms; it had four-toed feet and five-fingered arms, all with hooves. It could walk on two or four legs, it probably went on all four to graze for low-lying plants.

WHEN CAMPTOSAURUS LIVED
Camptosaurus lived in the late Jurassic period, about 156-145 million years ago.

BEHAVIOR
Camptosaurus may have lived in herds.

INTELLIGENCE
Camptosaurus was an ornithopod, whose intelligence (as measured by its relative brain to body weight, or EQ) was midway among the dinosaurs.

EQ


DIET
Camptosaurus was an herbivore, a plant eater. It probably nipped cycads and other prehistoric plants with its tough, toothed beak. It had no teeth in the front of its mouth, but had strong teeth in the side of its jaw (cheek teeth) to grind the plant material.

LOCOMOTION
Camptosaurus could walk on two or four legs.

DISCOVERY OF FOSSILS
Camptosaurus fossils have been found in North American and Europe. It was first found in Utah, USA by the dinosaur collector Earl Douglass and named by paleontologist Othniel C. Marsh in 1885. Many fossils of Camptosaurus have been found, in different stages of development.

CLASSIFICATION
Camptosaurus belonged to the: CAMPTOSAURUS LINKS
Camptosaurus from the College of Eastern Utah.



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