Calamosaurus

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Calamosaurus
Temporal range: Lower Cretaceous
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Cervical vertebra of Calamosaurus foxi
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Calamosaurus

Calamosaurus was a genus of small theropod dinosaur from the Lower Cretaceous of the Isle of Wight.

Paleobiology[change | change source]

As a possible basal coelurosaur, Calamosaurus would have been a small, agile, bipedal carnivore. Naish et al 2001. estimate the living animal would have been around 3–5 meters long (9.8-16.4 feet), with a small head given the build of the neck vertebrae.[1]

There is too little material to say much more about it.

References[change | change source]

  1. Naish D; Hutt S. and Martill D.M. 2001. Saurischian dinosaurs 2: theropods. In: Martill D.M., and Naish D. (eds) Dinosaurs of the Isle of Wight. London The Palaeontological Association, 242-309. ISBN 0-901702-72-2