Name: Camelotia ‭(‬From Camelot‭)‬.
Phonetic: Cam-e-lo-te-ah.
Named By: P.‭ ‬M.‭ ‬Galton‭ ‬-‭ ‬1985.
Synonyms: Gresslyosaurus ingens,‭ ‬Plateosaurus borealis,‭ ‬Avalonia sanfordi,‭ ‬Avalonianus sanfordi,‭ ‬Picrodon herveyi.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Dinosauria,‭ ‬Saurischia,‭ ‬Sauropodomorpha.
Species: C.‭ ‬borealis‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Hebivore.
Size: Roughly estimated to be around 10‭ ‬meters long.
Known locations: England‭ ‬-‭ ‬Westbury Formation.
Time period: Rhaetian of the Triassic.
Fossil representation: Partial post cranial remains including the pubis,‭ ‬ischium,‭ ‬vertebrae and partial rear leg.

       Camelotia was a genus of sauropodomorph dinosaur that lived in England during the Late Triassic.‭ ‬However the rear limb is also similar to early sauropods,‭ ‬something which has seen the Camelotia genus tentatively assigned to the Melanorosauridae‭ (‬type genus Melanorosaurus‭)‬.‭ ‬The name Camelotia was derived from the name Camelot,‭ ‬the castle that was said to be the home of the legendary King Arthur.

Further reading
-‭ ‬Notes on the Melanorosauridae,‭ ‬a family of large prosauropod dinosaurs‭ (‬Saurischia:‭ ‬Sauropodomorpha‭)‬.‭ ‬Géobios‭ ‬18‭(‬5‭)‬:671-676‭ ‬-‭ ‬P.‭ ‬M.‭ ‬Galton‭ ‬-‭ ‬1985.


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