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Re: flexible horizontal ridge in dino restorations, and Baryonyx
> Date: Tue, 07 Oct 1997 17:12:35 +0000
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> Subject: flexible horizontal ridge in dino restorations, and Baryonyx
> I remember seeing in a few dinosaur pictures (I'm afraid I can't cite any
> specific ones) a
> horizontal ridge running from shoulder to hip. I have a jigsaw with a
> sauropod showing one of
> these very clearly. It goes wavy when the foreleg is pointing back and the
> hindleg forward, so
> it must be flexible but not stretchy.
> What is this? A tendon? A fold of skin, like the vertical ones in Asian
> rhinos? A seriously
> vulnerable major vein? What is the evidence for the existence of this
> structure? I cannot think
> of any living animals with a prominent line in this position.
A few sauropods, notably Rebbachisaurus and Amargasaurus had
elongated vertebrae that are often portrayed as looking like this.