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Re: Tsintaosaurus



luisrey wrote:
> 
> I would like to hear some opinions on Tsintaosaurus. Is it a chimaera? Is
> the spike for real or an artifact of preservation and preparation?
> Thanks for the help.
> 
> Luis Rey
> 
> Visit my website at http://www.ndirect.co.uk/~luisrey

Hi Luis:

Well, I don't buy it. I think the 'spike' is the nasals turned upward
and backward. You can see a similar spike if you cut a small 'U'Shape in
the front of the nasal in Edmontosaurus then turn it up and back. I know
Phil Taquet dosen't think it's real but Eric Buffetaut does.

Tracy