First discovered in 1877, there have been more than 20 skulls and 12 skeletons found to date of this dinosaur. This leads scientists to think of it as a fairly common plant-eater of the last part of the Jurassic and the first part of the Cretaceous. It belongs to the same family as Iguanodon, although it was an earlier dinosaur.
There is ongoing debate regarding the various specimens currently attributed to the genus Camptosaurus. Some scientists believe that a number of the species should be renamed after the type specimen and that their differences are simply individual variation. There have been a number of dinosaurs that were originally classified as Camptosaurus, including an Allosaurus species.
Camptosaurus doesn't seem to be one of the dinosaurs recreated by InGen, but its name is on the name tag of a Jurassic World employee named James. It is unknown if other employees share this title or if it is exclusive to him, or if Camptosaurus was cloned by Masrani for exhibition at Jurassic World.
Tim Murphy's father was looking at a fossil skeleton of Camptosaurus at "the Natural History Museum" (probably the American Museum of Natural History) and remarked that it was quite big. Tim remarked that it was only medium-sized. His father then went on to guess when the dinosaur was from and when that time period was in the geological scale (incorrectly), with Tim correcting him all the way. Confused at this, his father concluded, "Well, it looks pretty damn big to me," and then they walked off to another exhibit. It is interesting to note that Tim informs his father that it is from the Cretaceous, when in real life it was a Jurassic dinosaur. This was the geological era his father first guessed it was from, making him (rather ironically) correct in guessing its age.
Jurassic Park III: Park BuilderEdit
It is No.081 of the Herbivore Twos that can be created in Jurassic Park III: Park Builder.