All right, then, this is the first ever adequately illustrated vertebra of Giraffatitan
September 15, 2013
I thought I’d done a decent job of illustrating MB.R.2180:C5 last time, but Wedel was not satisfied, demanding ventral and right-lateral views as well as the provided right lateral, anterior, posterior and dorsal.
All right then: here you go!
Here once more, for comparison, is Janensch’s (1950) illustration of the same vertebra:
As you’ll see, I changed the composition of my version, now that I have a right lateral view, to more closely match the composite of Janensch’s figures. The third row of mine is now exactly the same composition as I used for his illustrations, so it’s easier to compare the two.