“This dinosaur, the Camarasaurus, represents the diversity of late-era Jurassic life. Much like the other sauropods, but with a larger head.”
- - Dr. Kajal Dua
Camarasaurus is a genus of sauropod dinosaur that originated from Late Jurassic North America. Among the most common sauropod dinosaurs, Camarasaurus is unlocked by the Hammond Foundation on Isla Pena, and can tolerate a large number of other dinosaurs in their enclosure.
In Jurassic World Evolution, Camarasaurus is reddish-gold-brown with a paler underside. It is the smallest species of confirmed sauropod in the game, after Apatosaurus and Brachiosaurus, both of which it lived alongside during the Late Jurassic.
Camarasaurus is a sauropod from the Late Jurassic period and its remains have been found in the famous Morrison Formation in North America. Camarasaurus was a medium-sized sauropod for the time, not the largest, but not the smallest and one of the most common. There are two branches of sauropod present in the Morrison Formation at this time, the Diplodocidae, such as Apatosaurus and the Macronaria. The Macronaria can be identified by their boxy heads and more stocky and sturdy bodies, compared to the long, horse-like faces and elongated necks and tails of the Diplodocidae. Camarasaurus belonged to the former, along with Brachiosaurus. Both dinosaurs had evolved to feed on high growing branches to avoid competition with more grounded herbivores.
Fossil evidence suggests that Camarasaurus lived in small herds. Other dinosaurs found at the same time include the armored Stegosaurus, small ornithopods such as Camptosaurus and Dryosaurus and the carnivorous theropods Allosaurus and Ceratosaurus.
- Camarasaurus was first announced in the official First In-Game Footage video on October 8th, 2017.
- Camarasaurus previously appeared in Jurassic Park: Operation Genesis, considered by many to be Jurassic World Evolution's spiritual predecessor.
- The genus of Camarasaurus has 3 species within it. These are C. grandis, C. lentus, and C. supremus. Due to its size and the shape of its skull, the in-game animal most closely resembles C. supremus.
- Camarasaurus replaces Apatosaurus in certain chapters of some editions of the Jurassic Park novel.
- The Camarasaurus often inaccurately drags its tail, but will sometimes raise its tail from the ground when stopped.
- Camarasaurus was planned for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom but was cut along with Giganotosaurus, Einiosaurus, and Hadrosaurus.
Camarasaurus on Wikipedia