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STL Science Center
14 April 2016
Not so Popular
Amazonsaurus is popular for being a rare find in northern Brazil and it is also popular for containing enough material that it could be diagnosed to a genus. Amazonsaurus, for these reasons, is not very popular at all. Being represented by such a minuscule amount of material, Amazonsaurus is largely ignored by the general public because it is largely ignored by the scientific community as well. Not much can be said for a large sauropod that looks and acts like a sauropod because we cannot hypothesize much more on the anatomy with the overall lack of anatomy. People do like to draw the dinosaur though. Some of the anatomy is based on Diplodocus of course, so they are really drawing a different dinosaur mostly, but the level of detail here is still fairly phenomenal.