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Re: Vertebral spines on sauropods...



Tracy Ford wrote:

> The bifracated neural spines are not parrell to each other, they are
> slightly offset and the majority of them are even strieght. (could this
> be from fossilization?).
 
I would expect near-perfect bilateral symmetry in the living animal, no?
If the spines are not straight or parallel, that would indeed seem to
indicate to me distortion after death and fossilization. Can anyone
supply a reason to think otherwise?

Brian (franczak@ntplx.net)
http://www.paleolife-art.com