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Re: A query concerning Parasaurolophus




On Sat, 11 Nov 1995 Dinogeorge@aol.com wrote:

> In a message dated 95-11-10 22:52:07 EST, RaptorRKC@aol.com writes:
> 
> >Suppose we had a live Parasaurolophus.  What would happen if we chopped the
> >crest off?  Would the animal suffocate?
> >
> 
> Probably not: the nasal passages would still be open to the air. It would not
> be a kind thing to do to a _Parasaurolophus_, though.
> 
Chopping off the crest would probably be like ripping out your nose and 
underlying bone..exposing the nasal cavity..if you don't bleed to death 
first...what a life you would live afterward.

---John Schneiderman (dino@revelation.unomaha.edu)