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Re: Re: Re: Life's scale reduction since the Dinosaurs
> >Sorry for the mental lapse. BTW, what do you mean "unless Amphicoelias
> >[fragillimus] was real?" Even the one dorsal vertebra indicates that
> >there was SOMETHING very large wandering around back then!
> It turns out that the broken neural arch was never even collected! No
> photographs, not lithographs, only field measurements and a line drawing.
> It is not unreasonable that it was real, but it cannot be confirmed (unless
> Ken Carpenter or someone else manages to find new bits of it!).
I've seen a drawing of Cope standing next to a vertebrae labeled
Amphicoelias. The ends of the neaural arch and transerse processes were
gone, bu the centrum and the part that the arches and processes come off
of were intact. The missing parts were drawn in. The incomplete
vertebrae alone was taller than Cope. Ken Carpenter might know the
drawing I'm talking about.