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Hulke, 1871
A brachiosaur by S. M. Clabby
A brachiosaur by Adam Stuart Smith


Well Chambered
15 metres (50 ft)

Brachiosauridae Riggs, 1904

'Eucamerotus foxi' Hulke, 1871

Wessex Formation

A long-necked sauropod dinosaur, Eucamerotus was a browser, eating tough vegetation vegetation with its chisel-like teeth. It probably was only a visitor when it died, as there was insufficient vegetation to support a sauropod population.
(More info can be found at DinoWight Palaeoecology)

Known from the Wessex Formation, so try Brighstone bay.

Description of Material

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The only definite specimens of Eucamerotus are a femur and some vertebrae. All these fragments were found along the cliffs at Brighstone Bay, in the reddish-brown clay. The vertebrae of Eucamerotus are recognisable by deep lateral pleurocoels, mostly positioned anteriorly and becoming shallower posteriorly, and a shallow depth of bone below the pleurocoel. This may, however, be difficult to confirm as titanosaurs have a similar morphology. There is also a specimen known as the Barnes High Sauropod, which may be Eucamerotus.

A brief explanation of the taxonomic mess of Isle of Wight brachiosaurs can be found here

Material is rare, so please report it if you find some...

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

Further Information.
Eucamerotus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
References (not cited above)
Naish and Martill, 2001d
Blows, 1995

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