Gargoyleosaurus Head (A)
With a name meaning “gargoyle lizard”, this armored dinosaur is one of the earliest ankylosaurs. The original specimen is at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, a 25 minute drive from the hotel. Included in the panel are its triangular head, along with a Stegosaurus back plate and tail spike.
Camarasaurus Skull (B)
The Camarasaurus skull and leg bones depict a long necked sauropod that is so common in the Morrison Formation, it is sometimes called, “The Cow of the Jurassic.” Its name means “chambered lizard’, because of the hollow chambers in its elegant neck bones.
Camarasaurus Foot & Camptosaurus Head Panel (C)
The splayed toes of Camarasaurus are joined by the skull and first few neck vertebrae of a Camptosaurus, a beaked dinosaur often found in bone beds with Stegosaurus. Paleontologists speculate that the two animals might have herded together, like modern day wildebeests and zebras.