Camarasaurus

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Camarasaurus (Paleon) A genus of gigantic American Jurassic dinosaurs, having large cavities in the bodies of the dorsal vertebr√¶.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n camarasaurus A genus of colossal dinosaurian reptiles, from the Cretaceous formation Of Dakota. The species C. supremus is one of the largest known land-animals, about 80 feet long, the thigh-bone 6 feet, and a dorsal vertebra 3 feet wide. Both fore and hind limbs are well developed, and the huge reptile probably wandered along the shores or in shallow water, and was able to browse on the tops of trees. E. D. Cope, 1877.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL. fr. Gr. a vaulted chamber + lizard

Usage

In literature:

To this group belong the Brontosaurus and Diplodocus, the Camarasaurus, Morosaurus and other less known kinds.
"Dinosaurs" by William Diller Matthew
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In science:

Camarasaurus and Brachiosaurus brancai, and referred it to Brachiosaurus sp.
Aspects of the history, anatomy, taxonomy and palaeobiology of sauropod dinosaurs
Camarasaurus sp. dorsal vertebrae CM 584 in dorsal view, photograph by MJW.
Aspects of the history, anatomy, taxonomy and palaeobiology of sauropod dinosaurs
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