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Re: Re: Re: Life's scale reduction since the Dinosaurs
On Fri, 26 Jan 1996, Jeffrey Martz wrote:
> 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.
There are (at least) two species of _Amphicoelias_ named (both, I
believe, fairly dubious). What you probably saw is the vertebra of
_Amphicoelias altus_; the enormous one we've been discussing here is _A.
fragillimus_. That's my guess, anyway.
> LN Jeff
Pacific Lutheran University
Tacoma, WA 98447
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