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055--CAMPTOSAURUS DISPAR

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CAMPTOSAURUS DISPAR
"Different Flexible Lizard"
Marsh, 1885 (Originally Camptonotus Marsh, 1879)
Length: 7.9m (26ft)
Weight: 1.5 tonnes (1.6 tons)
Location: Wyoming, USA
Era: Tithonian age, upper Jurassic (145 million years ago)

Classification:
Dinosauria
Ornithischia
Cerapoda
Ornithopoda
Iguanodontia
Dryomorpha
Ankylopollexia
Camptosauridae

Notes:
Most older depictions as well as most mounted skeletons of Camptosaurus depict it with an incorrect head that is much too rectangular in profile. It is now known that Camptosaurus skulls had a more triangular profile, and the original referred skull has been given its own genus, Theiophytalia.

Synonyms:
Camptonotus dispar Marsh, 1879
Camptosaurus medius Marsh, 1894
Camptosaurus nanus Marsh, 1894
Camptosaurus browni Gilmore, 1909
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