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This dinosaur, the Camarasaurus, represents the diversity of late-era Jurassic life. Much like the other sauropods, but with a larger head.

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.

Description

In Jurassic World Evolution, Camarasaurus is reddish-gold-brown with a paler underside. It can be distinguished from other sauropods by its large, square-shaped head and blunt snout. [1]

Behaviour

Camarasaurus is a social dinosaur which requires a social group of between two and seven individuals, and an enclosure population of between two and twenty three other dinosaurs of various species.

Like other sauropods, the Camarasaurus eats from either the Tall Herbivore Feeder or, with the Claire's Sanctuary expansion pack, the Tall Paleofeeder, showing a preference for Conifers, Ginkgo and Tree Ferns.

Paleontology

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.

Paleoecology

Camarasaurus was one of the most prominent members of the Morrison Formation ecosystem, which had a semiarid environment with distinct wet and dry seasons. It housed a variety of different sauropods like Apatosaurus, Brontosaurus, Brachiosaurus, and Diplodocus.

Other dinosaurs found at the same time include the armored Stegosaurus, small ornithopods such as Camptosaurus and Dryosaurus, as well as the carnivorous theropods Allosaurus and Ceratosaurus.

Available genomes

Fossil icon Dig site Quality Number available
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Cleveland Lloyd Dinosaur Quarry Onestar2
Twostars2
Threestars2
1
3
6
Dinosaur National Monument Threestars2
Fourstars2
6
4
Morrison Formation Onestar2
Twostars2
Fourstars2
1
3
4

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Trivia

  • Camarasaurus was first announced in the official First In-Game Footage video on October 8th, 2017.
  • Camarasaurus appeared in Jurassic Park: Operation Genesis, considered by many to be Jurassic World Evolution's spiritual predecessor.
    • The woodland skin of the Camarasaurus resembles its appearance in Jurassic Park: Operation Genesis.
  • 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, Pachyrhinosaurus, Einiosaurus, and Hadrosaurus.
  • Camarasaurus has the longest base lifespan of any dinosaur.

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