Sauropodan flotsam

This is very nearly the last photo I have from the Carnegie, such a shame, I’ll just have to go again. As noted before the museum does a nice line in small cabinets and displays of elements alongside and this little collection sits below the wonderfully mounted Diplodocus. I assume all of the material here represents that genus but I may have kinda forgotten to take a photo of the label so I don’t know for sure, though the skull at least is a bit of a give away.

3 Responses to “Sauropodan flotsam”


  1. 1 Mike Taylor 01/02/2012 at 11:14 am

    Dude, pls. This is not flotsam. At worst, it’s Shards Of Excellence. But in fact it’s pretty amazing material. Yes, it’s definitely diplodocid.

    For anyone who’s having trouble interpreting the picture:

    — The skull in the foreground is lying on its left side, and we are looking at it in left anteroventrolateral view (i.e. from the left, in front and below).

    — There are three cervical vertebrae in the background. From left to right, they are:

    * facing down into the ground, viewed in right posterolateral
    * upside-down, facing to left of the picture and viewed in right ventrolateral
    * facing up into the air and viewed in left dorsolateral

    Very nice!

  2. 3 emanuel 03/02/2012 at 10:09 am

    It’s actually CM 3452, a subadult Diplodocus. The only Diplodocus skull that has been found together with cervical vertebrae…


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