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Calamosaurus was a small theropod genus of the family Compsognathidae that was first discovered by Richard Lydekker in the Isle of Wight while cataloging the Fox collection. Despite the lack of comparable material between the two genera, Calamospondylus is often synonymous with it and thus, he attributed the species name 'Calamospondylus foxi', later renamed Calamosaurus foxi in 1891. In addition, he referred to it as the right tibia as similar to a compsognathid, a basal coelurosaur. The fossil remains were two cervical vertebrae and later a neck vertebra found near Chilton Chine on the Isle of Wight.

Calamosaurus Interesting Facts

How do you pronounce 'Calamosaurus'?

The name Calamosaurus is pronounced as 'Ke-luh-muh-saw-ruhs'.

What type of dinosaur was a Calamosaurus?

The Calamosaurus was a small theropod that was found in Isle Wight, England.

In which geological period did the Calamosaurus roam the Earth?

It lived during the Lower Cretaceous period.

When did the Calamosaurus become Extinct?

It is unknown when these dinosaurs became Extinct.

Where did Calamosaurus live?

The fossil remains of these dinosaurs were found in the Isle of Wight, England.

What was the Calamosaurus' habitat?

The Calamosaurus were small terrestrial theropod dinosaurs.

Who did the Calamosaurus live with?

A huge part of this small head dinosaur is yet to be discovered, and thus, not much is known about the other animals it lived with.

How long did a Calamosaurus live?

The lifespan of this dinosaur has not yet been discovered.

How did they reproduce?

Calamosaurus must have been oviparous.

Calamosaurus Fun Facts

What did the Calamosaurus look like?

Calamosaurus was a small elusive dinosaur with a small head and had two feet.

William Fox's fossil collection was acquired posthumously by the Natural History Museum.

We've been unable to source an image of Calamosaurus and have used an image of Guaibasaurus instead. If you are able to provide us with a royalty-free image of Calamosaurus, we would be happy to credit you. Please contact us at [email protected].

How many bones did a Calamosaurus have?

The total number of bones that Calamosaurus had is yet to be evaluated.

How did they communicate?

They too, like others, might have communicated through sounds and actions.

How big was the Calamosaurus?

Based on Lydekker's species' fossils, the living animal was estimated to be just 10–16 ft (3–5 m) long. They were bigger than a Fosterovenator.

How fast could a Calamosaurus move?

The speed of a Calamosaurus still remains a mystery.

How much did a Calamosaurus weigh?

The weight of a Calamosaurus remains unknown due to a lack of fossil evidence.

What were the male and female names of the species?

The male and female are simply called Calamosaurus.

What would you call a baby Calamosaurus?

A baby Calamosaurus is called a hatchling.

How aggressive were they?

Considering Calamosaurus were herbivorous, they must not have been very aggressive, greedy, or predatory. It is not known how strong their teeth were.

Did You Know…

The most recently discovered cervical vertebrae is now on display at the Dinosaur Isle Museum, Sandown.

We've been unable to source an image of Calamosaurus and have used an image of Guaibasaurus instead. If you are able to provide us with a royalty-free image of Calamosaurus, we would be happy to credit you. Please contact us at [email protected].

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