Supplementary Information on sauropod history survey

7th October 2010

This page contains unofficial supplementary information for the paper:

1. High Resolution Figures

1. High Resolution Figures

The following high-resolution versions of the figures from the sauropod history paper are for the benefit of scientists. Feel free to reproduce or modify these for use in scientific (i.e. peer-reviewed) literature. Please do not reproduce these in other non-scientific contexts without explicit permission from the author. (I'll probably give permission, but you need to check.)

Fig. 1. Historically significant isolated sauropod elements. (a) The holotype tooth of Cardiodon in labial and distal views, modified from Owen (1875a, plate IX, figs 2 and 3); (b) anterior caudal vertebra of Cetiosaurus brevis in anterior view, part of the holotype, photograph by the author; (c) holotype right humerus of Pelorosaurus in anterior view, modified from Mantell (1850, plate XXI, fig. 1b); and (d) lectotype dorsal vertebra of Ornithopsis (see Blows 1995, p. 188) in anterior view, exposing pneumatic cavities owing to erosion of the anterior articular surface, modified from Owen (1875a, plate IX, fig. 1). The scale bar is 5 cm for (a), 10 cm for (b) and (d), and 30 cm for (c).
Fig. 2. Elements of Cetiosaurus oxoniensis. Top row, left to right: right scapula in lateral view and left scapula in medial view; right humerus in anterior and distal views, and left humerus in proximal and posterior views; left femur in anterior view. Bottom row, left to right: left coracoid in medial view and ?left sternal plate in ?dorsal view; right ilium in lateral view and ?fourth dorsal vertebra in anterior and right lateral views; ?right ulna in ?posterolateral view; right tibia in proximal and posterolateral views. Dorsal vertebra modified from Phillips (1871, fig. 86), other elements modified from Owen (1875b, figs 1 ­9), which were reproduced from Phillips (1871). The scale bar is 50 cm.
Fig. 3. Early reconstructions of Camarasaurus. Top: Ryder's 1877 reconstruction, the first ever made of any sauropod, modified from Osborn & Mook (1921, plate LXXXII). Bottom: Osborn & Mook's own reconstruction. modified from Osborn & Mook (1921, plate LXXXIV).
Fig. 4. Marsh's reconstructions of 'Brontosaurus' (now Apatosaurus). Top: first reconstruction, modified from Marsh (1883, plate I). Bottom: second reconstruction, modified from Marsh (1891, plate XVI).
Fig. 5. Snorkelling sauropods. Left: the first-ever life restoration of a sauropod, Knight's drawing of Amphicoelias, published by Ballou (1897), modified from Osborn & Mook (1921, fig. 127). Right: a similar scene with 'Helopus' (now Euhelopus), modified from Wiman (1929, fig. 5).
Fig. 6. Two classic sauropod paintings by Knight. Left: swamp-bound 'Brontosaurus' (now Apatosaurus), painted in 1897, with static terrestrial Diplodocus in background. Right: athletic Diplodocus, painted in 1907.
Fig. 7. Tornier's sprawling, disarticulated reconstruction of Diplodocus, modified from Tornier (1909, plate II).
Fig. 8. Growing recognition of sauropod diversity through history. Only genera now considered valid are included. (a) Broken down by clade. The vertical thickness of the lines is proportional to the number of genera; the earliest valid genus in each clade is marked by a circle. Terminal clades have simple counts; for non-terminal clades, parentheses enclose the number of basal genera, that is, not members of depicted subclades, and are followed by total counts that include those of all subclades. (b) Total recognized diversity.
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