Camptosaurus legs were long and powerful, with 3 hoofed toes. Its arms were much shorter, but also had hoof-like nails. So while Camptosaurus could walk on two feet, it probably mostly walked on all fours, and ate low lying vegetation.
Camptosaurus was about 20 feet (6.1 meters) long.
Camptosaurus was first described in 1879 by Othniel C. Marsh. Originally, Othniel C. Marsh named the creature "Camptonotus", but he changed the name to Camptosaurus in 1885 because the original name was already being used for a cricket. Both variants of the name mean "bent lizard", which was chosen because the animal would have had to have its back arched whenever standing on all fours.
Camptosaurus was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived from 155 to 145 million years ago
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