Dinosaur skeleton - ROM2008_9677_2

ROM2008_9677_2

Dinosaur skeleton

Place Collected
(Object)
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North America, USA, Utah, Emery County, Cleveland-Lloyd Quarry, near Cleveland
Dimensions:
length=540; width=80; height=145 cm
Taxonomy
    • Attributes
    • Objects
    • Taxonomy
    • KingdomAnimalia
    • PhylumChordata
    • ClassReptilia
    • OrderOrnithischia
    • FamilyIguanodontidae
    • GenusCamptosaurus
    • SpecificEpithetdispar cf.
Object number: ROMVP05090
On view
Gallery Location:James and Louise Temerty Galleries of the Age of Dinosaurs, Life on Land Jurassic, Herbivores, Camptosaurus
DescriptionCamptosaurus was an early member of the group of dinosaurs from which the duck-billed dinosaurs, or hadrosaurs, evolved. Camptosaurus browsed on low-growing vegetation, which it cropped with its turtle-like bill and then chopped with chisel-shaped cheek teeth. It probably walked on all four legs while browsing but could run on its hind legs to escape predators. Its front foot or hand is unusual in having five digits (fingers). Most dinosaurs have only three.
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