Sideshow Apatosaurus sans background

January 23, 2015

apatosaurus-maquette-whole-lateral cropped - angle 2

I made these for my own use in talks, and then thought, why be selfish? Like everything else on this blog, these images are now released to the world under the CC-BY license. Have fun with them.

apatosaurus-maquette-whole-lateral cropped

You can read my review of the Sideshow Apatosaurus here; the TL;DR is that it’s awesome. And if you’re bummed that you missed out on getting one last time around, they’re rereleasing it later this spring with a slightly different paint job – details here.

7 Responses to “Sideshow Apatosaurus sans background”

  1. Mike Taylor Says:

    Oh, right. “For talks”. Got it.

    Folks, here is the real reason he made these images!

  2. Matt Wedel Says:

    Hey, I put one of them in Don Henderson’s SVPCA talk on which I was second author.

    But, yeah, the other one was forged in the fires of D&D. Only there can it be unmade. What am I on about?

  3. ijreid Says:

    Fantastic, more free pictures of this great sauropod. Over at wikipedia we are considering getting the article for this creature up to snuff, and I was wondering if there were any major publications to look at or get that will improve the referencing situation (including any of your own that I have stupidly forgotten about). Btw, is the model a specific taxon, or just generic.

  4. Mike Taylor Says:

    Surprisingly, the Sideshow maquette does not seems to be of any specific Apatosaurus species. For what it’s worth, it feels louisaey to me.

    The most important references for Brontosaurus/Apatosaurus remain Marsh 1879 (initial description), Marsh 1883 (first skeletal reconstruction), Marsh 1891 (second skeletal reconstruction), Gilmore 1904 (first monographic description), Gilmore 1936 (monograph on A. louisae), Berman and McIntosh 1978 (the skull) and Upchurch et al. 2005 (monograph on a specimen of A. ajax). There is of course plenty of other stuff (including our own Wedel and Taylor 2013 on caudal pneumaticity) but those papers remain the descriptive core.

  5. ijreid Says:

    Mike, I cannot seem to find a paper by Gilmore published in 1904 regarding Apatosaurus/Brontosaurus. What paper is it you’re referring to? Also, do you perchance happen to have a copy of the Riggs 1903 paper on Apatosaurus, for I have not been able to find one of that either.

  6. Mike Taylor Says:

    Sorry, ijreid, as you probably guessed I was alluding to Riggs 1903, but in my rush I got both the name and the date wrong! You can pick up a copy at

  7. ijreid Says:

    Not to be any more of a bother, but do you know where I could find Gilmore’s paper?

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