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Camarasaurus was about 59 feet (18 meters) long, and probably weighed about 20 tons.
Polished pebbles are often found in the same rocks as Camarasaurus fossils. It is possible that Camarasaurus, just like many modern birds do, may have swallowed rocks as an adding to grinding up tough plant food. It would then have later regurgitate the stones (and replace them with new ones), once the stones had been worn down, and were no longer useful as a digestive aid.
Fossilized Camasaurus eggs have been found. These were arranged in lines, rather than arranged in nest like some other dinosaur species', and hence it is believed that like most other Sauropods, that Camarasaurus did not tend its young.
The first Camarasaurus fossils were discovered in Colorado in 1877 by Oramel W. Lucas. Lucas sold the bones to Edward D. Cope, and named them in the same year.
The first full skeleton of Camasaurus was found in 1925 by Charles W. Gilmore. Although it was not realized at the time, this specimen was a young animal, and hence many contemporary illustrations show Camarasaurus much smaller than is now known to be the case.
Camarasaurus was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived from 155 to 145 million years ago
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