Episode 7 is all about Camptosaurus, a heavy ornithischian that lived in western North America.
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On this episode, we talk about:
- The dinosaur of the day: Camptosaurus, which suggests “Bent” or “Versatile Lizard.”
- Camptosaurus lived in North America within the late Jurassic, about 156 to 145 million years in the past.
- Camptosaurus appeared like an Iguanodon, and is the ancestor of herbivores equivalent to Iguanodon.
- Camptosaurus was heavy, weighing about 2,200 kilos. It was 16-23 toes lengthy and 3-4 toes excessive on the hips.
- Camptosaurus had a protracted snout, tons of of tooth, a attractive beak, and four-toed toes with five-fingered arms.
- Camptosaurus had 5 fingers on its palms, however solely fingers 1, 2, and three had claws. Fingers 4 and 5 had small nubs.
- Camptosaurus most likely ate cycads and different robust prehistoric vegetation. It used its cheek tooth to grind its meals.
- Camptosaurus most likely lived in herds and reached max speeds of 15-25 mph.
- Camptosaurus was initially named Camptonotus in 1879 by Othniel Charles Marsh. However the title was modified to Camptosaurus in 1885 as a result of Camptonotus was used to call a cricket.
- Camptosaurus had a pelvis that appeared bent and bowed outwards. This implies it had an enlarged gut, and was most likely very gassy.
- Scientists used to suppose Camptosaurus was bipedal, however it was most likely too entrance heavy and walked on 4 legs as an alternative.
- A 9-inch Camptosaurus embryo has been discovered at Dinosaur Nationwide Monument in Utah.
- Camptosaurus is a part of the ornithishcian order, which was made up of beaked, herbivorous, bird-hipped dinosaurs.
- Widespread Ornithischians are ceratopsians, armored dinosaurs, and “duck-billed” dinosaurs. They often lived in herds and have been typically prey for theropods.
- All through their evolution, Ornithischians shifted from bipedal to quadrupedal posture about thrice.
- Enjoyable Truth: Camptosaurus had a thumb spike, however it was too small to make use of for protection.