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Morrison Cow

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Camarasaurus is considered by many to be the among the most vanilla of sauropods...and I'm afraid my skeletal does little to alter that view. Still, it's by far the most common sauropod in most parts of the Morrison Formation, so it has to be doing something right.

Edit: Updated silhouette...BTW, why does no one seem to like Camarasaurus???

Edit 2: Reposed, minor revision to silhouette.
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TKWTHHobbyist Digital Artist
Maybe it's because, in a way, it just feels a little like Brachiosaurus lite? I am well aware of how shallow that is, FWIW xD
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RizkiusMaulanaeStudent Traditional Artist
Is this camarasaurus lentus ?
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ScottHartmanProfessional Digital Artist
The specimen was described as C. lentus.
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Do you think Camarasaurus lentus and C. supremus were anagenetic or cladogenetic?  Also, would they have ever coexisted? 
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ScottHartmanProfessional Digital Artist
The tools for testing hypotheses of anagenesis are not as robust as those that assume cladogenesis, but given the very long duration different parts of the Morrison Formation cover I think we have to assume that much of the supposed species diversity is actually anagenetic evolution.
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How big was Camarasaurus lentus in comparison to C. grandis? 
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They both seem to be a similar size (with C. supremus apparently growing larger), though maximum-sized adult sauropods seem to be rare.
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RizkiusMaulanaeStudent Traditional Artist
Oh okay
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RizkiusMaulanaeStudent Traditional Artist
Or camarasaurus supremus ?
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paleosirHobbyist General Artist
I really like Camarasaurus, and I'm gonna draw one right NOW using your skeletal :P
please tell me what you think
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ScottHartmanProfessional Digital Artist
That's the spirit!
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OrnithopsisHobbyist Traditional Artist
Too boring to appear in the Walking With Dinosaurs episode on the Morrison Formation, even, while its much rarer relative Brachiosaurus had an appearance!

Hopefully the abstract by Emanuel Tschopp et al. becomes a paper soon and kicks off a bit of a Camarasaurus revolution.
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ScottHartmanProfessional Digital Artist
Hopefully!
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MegalotitanHobbyist Digital Artist
I don't think there's a vanilla among sauropods, to be honest. Sauropoda is too diverse to pick a vanilla from it.
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randomdinosHobbyist Traditional Artist
I think nobody likes Camarasaurus because it lacks all the famous sauropod defenses. Hence being the most commonly... eaten one. :P
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RizkiusMaulanaeStudent Traditional Artist
true. I often found camarsaurus depicted as a corpse being eaten by a pack of allosaurs.
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JosefaValdiviaT-RexHobbyist Artist
porque lo consideran feo al Camarasaurus?
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ScottHartmanProfessional Digital Artist
I don't consider it ugly, it just doesn't seem very popular, perhaps because it's not the longest nor the heaviest Morrison sauropod. But it was the most successful (at the time)!
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JosefaValdiviaT-RexHobbyist Artist
Okay (y)
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I like Camarasaurus. I've chosen it to be my next sauropod.
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x-3-R-R-0-R-xStudent Digital Artist
I don't quite understand why it's considered to be 'ugly' or plain. 
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ScottHartmanProfessional Digital Artist
Me neither, but that seems to be the predominant view.
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PeteriDishHobbyist General Artist
in response to your edit, I have always liked camarasaurus! :D
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