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Re: tail clubs



> Wow!  Were they large sauropods?  That must have been a huge and heavy
> ball of bone?  How big was the club?
> 

Shunosaurus is a medium-size, short-necked sauropod (33 feet long).
I've only seen pictures of the tail club and it appears to be about
half the size of an Ankylosaurus tail club and definitely less bulky.
The Shunosaurus tail club is made up of 3 heavily ossified tail
vertebrae which also has 3 small spiky projections on the mid-line of the
club.

---John Schneiderman <dino@cwis.unomaha.edu>