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Fox, in Anon. 1866
   
Pronounced
Cal-AMMO-spon-DIE-luss

Meaning

Reed Vertebrae
Length
unknown
Classification

Theropoda,
Coelurosauria

'Calamospondylus oweni' Fox, in Anon. 1866

Stratigraphy
Wessex Formation
Lifestyle

A small theropod, Calamospondylus probably hunted the smaller animals in the Wessex Formation.They are believed to have been scansorial (could climb, but spent most of the time on the ground), although this is unlikely. They were also described as being capable of "leaping from tree to tree or...bounding from the grasp of other reptiles with an elasticity of spring equalling that of the grasshopper", which is also unlikely.
(More info can be found at DinoWight Palaeoecology)

Locality
Known from the Wessex Formation, so try Brighstone bay.

Description of Material

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There is only one known specimen of Calamospondylus, a sacrum, which consisted of five cemented, pneumatised, vertebrae with sacral ribs and portions of the other iliac bones. However, this is now lost, and nobody bothered to get a picture of it, so no work can be done on it by anybody.

Material is currently non-existant, so please report it if you find some...

How do I know if I've found a bone?

Further Information.
Calamospondylus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
References (not cited above)
Naish et al, 2001
Naish, 2002

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