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Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Sauropsida
SuperOrder: Dinosauria
Order: Saurischia
SubOrder: Sauropodomorpha
Family: Camarasauridae
Genus: Camarasaurus
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If periods could be rewound, you would probably opt for the Jurassic period and have a glimpse of what it had to offer for its people. Besides other beautiful things and creatures that the age had to offer, the stunning North American creature-camarasaurus presents the best of the era. Needless to say, this creature, belonging to the sauropod dinosaur group, was the most common of the group members.

This creature had a lot to be admired and gazed at in utter amazement; right from its large size which is better explained by its massive 25 ton weight everything about the animal is discrete and appealing. Its powerful and huge legs are rightly positioned to support the immense weight as well as avoid imbalances arising from its strong neck, round head and the gigantic tail. It had very unique deep pockets and chambers in its vertebrate or spinal bones serving to lighten the skeleton without compromising strength formed the origin of its name which meant a chambered reptile.

Amazing animal features

Among the most attracting features camasaurus presented were located on its head. Its big jawbones and teeth had to be supported by powerful jaw muscles which exactly worked well for the animal except that, it gave it an unusual appearance for a sauropod (they were just very big). But that was the animal, a unique animal I believe. With chisel -like teeth (sharp and pointed); the animal could easily cut, break munch and swallow coarse and tough plant which formed its food.

It is the head features which made Camarasaurus differ a great deal with its relatives; in fact the relatives' jawbones and teeth were comparably weaker teeth and could only manage soft and tender plants as food. In addition, the animal had large eyes and nostrils that I believe played a leading role in making the animal very alert and active. It can see and maybe breath effectively at all time. The animals walked in large herds and were a common figure in the arid and semi arid parts of North America.

Camasaurus were not very hostile animals, even though it did had a strong enmity with Allosaurus. It was attacked mostly during the early stages or when young but once it has reached adulthood, it never experienced further attacks. The size of the body and their existence in herds did enough to scare the attackers away.

Very few excavations of a juvenile camasaurus were realized with the only excavations of a juvenile camasaurus being made in Utah's dinosaur national monument. It is believed the young ones grew very first or were extremely protected by bigger ones. If you fail to find young camasaurus in the fossil records, this may be the reason.

Another thing that has contributed to the general absence of camasaurus skeletons in fossil records is that their heads resembled those of Apatosaurus so they were mistakenly placed in the museums that contained Apatosaurus.

If not for its extinction, the animal was one that could have thrilled many people, but the size-just scaring.