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Re: Hypacrosaurines*



I wrote:

>>increasing the volume of air to approximate the volume of 
>>the Parasaurolophus lungs - not Weishampels' puny lungs (by dinosaur 
>>standards) would be a start.

To which Peter Buchholz replied: 

>There is only so much air you can shove through a certain sized hole, 
>no matter how hard you blow.  If Weishampel blew hard enough to get 
>the air backed up, then that's probably as hard as one could blow.

Apparently Peter is unaware that Weishampel was video taped blowing in 
a 2 inch diameter PVC pipe - hardly small and considerably greater 
diameter than Weishampel's trachea. To reiterate, the model of 
Parasaurolophus trumpeting is interesting and fun, but most certainly 
flawed and far from reality.

Kenneth Carpenter
Dept. of Earth Sciences
Denver Museum of Natural History
2001 Colorado Blvd.
Denver, CO 80205
crpntr@ix.netcom.com