Camarasaurus supremus Cope 1877 (camarasaurid)

Reptilia - Saurischia - Camarasauridae

Alternative combinations: Camarasaurus superbus, Camarosaurus supremus, Camerasaurus supremus

Synonyms: Amphicoelias latus Cope 1877, Camarasaurus leptodirus Cope 1879, Caulodon diversidens Cope 1877, Caulodon diversidense Cope 1877, Caulodon leptoganus Cope 1878

Full reference: E. D. Cope. 1877. On a gigantic saurian from the Dakota epoch of Colorado. Paleontological Bulletin 25:5-10

Belongs to Camarasaurus according to T. Ikejiri 2005

See also ApesteguĂ­a 2005, ApesteguĂ­a 2005, Bakker 1990, Bakker 1996, Carpenter 1997, Carpenter 2006, Chure et al. 2006, Cope 1877, Cope 1877, Cope 1877, Cope 1878, Cope 1878, Cope 1878, Cope 1878, Cope 1879, Cope 1888, Cope 1891, Cope 1898, Gilmore 1925, Hay 1902, Hay 1910, Huene 1927, Ikejiri et al. 2005, Ingavat and Taquet 1978, Janensch 1938, Lull 1926, Mateus 2006, McIntosh 1981, McIntosh 1990, McIntosh 1990, McIntosh et al. 1996, Molnar and Wiffen 1994, Mook 1914, Moser et al. 2006, Osborn and Mook 1919, Rigby 1982, Riggs 1903, Steel 1970, Swinton 1970, Tatarinov 1964, Taylor et al. 2011, Tidwell et al. 2005, Tschopp and Mateus 2013, Tschopp et al. 2015, Upchurch 1995, Upchurch et al. 2004, Williston 1878, Williston 1915, Wilson and Sereno 1998, Young 1939, Young 1948 and Zittel 1890

Sister taxa: Camarasaurus grandis, Camarasaurus lentus, Camarasaurus lewisi, Morosaurus marchei, Morosaurus agilis

Type specimens:

  • Camarasaurus supremus: AMNH 5760, a partial skeleton. Its type locality is Cope Quarry I, Cope's Nipple, which is in a Kimmeridgian/Tithonian dry floodplain mudstone in the Morrison Formation of Colorado.
  • Amphicoelias latus: Its type locality is Cope Quarry XV, Oil Tract, which is in a Kimmeridgian/Tithonian terrestrial horizon in the Morrison Formation of Colorado.
  • Camarasaurus leptodirus: Its type locality is Cope Quarry III, Cope's Nipple, which is in a Tithonian dry floodplain mudstone in the Morrison Formation of Colorado.
  • Caulodon diversidens: AMNH 5768, a tooth.
  • Caulodon leptoganus:

Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore

Distribution:

• Jurassic of United States (4: Colorado collections)

Total: 4 collections each including a single occurrence

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