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RE: Polar sauropods



Don't forget the prosauropod material from Greenland

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



On Fri, 4 Dec 1998, B. Choo wrote:

> These are the polar sauropods that I know of:
> 
> Rhoetosaurus brownei (?Bajocian eastern Australia)
>         Estimated paleolatitude: 65-56 deg.S
> 
> Unnamed sauropod (Campanian-Maastrichtian New Zealand)
>         Estimated paleolatidude: 55 deg.S
>         O-isotope studies suggest a water temp of 14.3 C.
>         By this time NZ was well separated from the rest of Gondwana =
>         migration was not an option during the winter.
> 
> And if you include prosauropods: The chumps who had the honor of getting
>         preserved alongside Cryolophosaurus.
>         Estimated paleolatitude: 61 deg.S
> 
> 
> Cheerio
> Brian Choo
> 
> 
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