Amphicoelias was a herbivore. It lived in the Jurassic period and inhabited North America. Its fossils have been found in places such as Colorado, Wyoming and Mashonaland West (Zimbabwe).

Quick facts about Amphicoelias:

  • Existed from Katian Age to Gorstian Age
  • Lived in a marine habitat
  • Was a suspension feeder
  • 17 different specimens have been found by paleontologists

All the Amphicoelias illustrations below were collected from the internet. Enjoy and explore:

Amphicoelias was described by the following scientific paper(s):
  • E. D. Cope. 1878. On the Saurians recently discovered in the Dakota Beds of Colorado. The American Naturalist 12(2):71-85
  • K. Carpenter. 1998. Vertebrate biostratigraphy of the Morrison Formation near Cañon City, Colorado. Modern Geology 23:407-426
  • E. D. Cope. 1877. On Amphicoelias, a genus of Saurians from the Dakota epoch of Colorado. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society 17:242-246