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  • proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Camarasauridae — the most common of the giant sauropods whose remains are found in North America.


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  • So I picked a Camarasaurus, because the Camarasaurus was the most abundant of the sauropods in North America.

    Caleb Chung plays with Pleo

  • The rocks here yielded several other particularly large Morrison Formation dinosaurs (such as Camarasaurus supremus).

    Biggest sauropod ever (part…. II)

  • In the case of the Camarasaurus, I didn't make the actual mold, just this particular cast (which I then had to paint, etc.).

    Dinosaur Discoveries!

  • I have one horticultural project in my head that begs for a Camarasaurus skull in the middle.

    Dinosaur Discoveries!

  • Philip Montgomery for The Wall Street Journal Jack Cesareo , left, and David McCornack bring the femur bone of a Camarasaurus out of storage.

    Building Dinosaurs, From the Ground Up

  • Philip Montgomery for The Wall Street Journal Museum staff prepare to transport the vertebra of a Camarasaurus from basement storage room to the exhibitions department.

    Building Dinosaurs, From the Ground Up

  • As it turned out, my childhood fantasies were just slightly less accurate than the theories of the paleontologists at the time who, I discovered decades later, had put the wrong head, that of Camarasaurus, on my beloved Brontosaurus skeleton at the American Museum of Natural History—and later heretically renamed the Bronto altogether, calling it Apatosaurus.


  • The three most abundant sauropods in the Morrison Formation Camarasaurus, Apatosaurus, and Diplodocus also are preserved at the Mygatt-Moore Quarry, but unlike within the formation as a whole, at the MMQ Apatosaurus accounts for 85% of the sauropod bones at the site; in the formation overall, Camarasaurus is the most abundant sauropod.

    Archive 2009-05-01

  • Camarasaurus, Amphicoelias and other sauropods of Cope.

    Archive 2007-01-01

  • Support for the hypothesis that the material simply did not survive collection and storage comes from the fact that, within recent years, a Camarasaurus supremus vertebra collected from the same area is known to have crumbled into small useless fragments.

    Archive 2007-01-01


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