Camarasaurus cranium

A little more sauropod goodness to help stretch out the week. Here a complete Camarasaurus skull and mandible seen in anterior view. As you can see, the skull has undergone a little deformation, though given the fragility of the average sauropod skull it’s pretty minimal and this really is a superb example. Certainly if there is one thing we do need it is more sauropod skulls, they are really rather rare for such a diverse and long-lived clade.

4 Responses to “Camarasaurus cranium”


  1. 1 Mike Taylor 02/02/2012 at 11:45 am

    You know I hate to say this about any sauropod, but …

    Camarasaurus sure is one ugly-ass animal.

    • 2 Zhen 02/02/2012 at 3:01 pm

      That is exactly the reason why we love dinosaurs as kids. I know my mom used to say how ugly dinosaurs are and I didn’t care.

    • 3 mattvr 02/02/2012 at 11:49 pm

      How can you not think that smile is cute?
      Hang on, doesn’t ‘cute’ mean ‘ugly but interesting’?

  2. 4 Bryan Riolo 03/02/2012 at 2:47 am

    EXCELLENT pic!


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