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Re: ALLOSAURUS TAIL



>I RECENTLY VISITED THE CLEVELAND MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY AND WAS
>IMPRESSED BY THE ALLOSAURUS MOUNT, ESPECIALLY THE LENGTH OF ITS TAIL.
>THE STATE MUSEUM (MORRILL HALL) IN LINCOLN, NEBRASKA ALSO HAS AN
>ALLOSAURUS MOUNT, BUT THE TAIL LENGTH IS NOT ANYWHERE NEAR AS LONG AS
>CLEVELAND'S MOUNT.  BOTH ALLOSAURUS APPEAR COMPLETE AND NO SPECIALIZATIONS
>APPEAR TO INDICATE IT WAS RIGID (HELD OUT TO AID IN BALANCE).
>IS IT POSSIBLE THAT AN ELONGATED TAIL MAY HAVE AIDED IN SWIMMING?
>
>---JOHN SCHNEIDERMAN < dino@cwis.unomaha.edu >


I am a little curious, could it be that one of the two mounts may be an
error in the size of the tails? I seem to recall that that has happened in
other mounts. Just a thought from a very novice Dino buff.

Javier

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