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Re: Mammenchi.......saurus



Bill,

    Reading your post, below, I can't help but wonder what kind of animal is
going to trip on the horizontally extended neck of Mamenchisaurus ,
considering the height of its base above the ground! ;-)

    Also, with the double m (mm) in the name as listed in your subject, tell
me:  Did this one have breasts?  :)

    And,  don't worry, I suspect this sauropod knew where the neck was
located relative to either side.  But, of course, accidents DO sometimes
happen. How else are so many sauropod post-cranial skeletons (WITHOUT heads)
found?  Gee!  You've solved a long-existing mystery!!!  ;-)

    Ray Stanford


-----Original Message-----
From: William Gibson Parker <wgp@dana.ucc.nau.edu>
To: dinosaur@usc.edu <dinosaur@usc.edu>
Date: Thursday, July 23, 1998 3:05 AM
Subject: Mammenchi.......saurus


>Could you imagine how easy it would be to trip walking as a low browser
>with this length neck.  What if a nasty little theropod jumped on your
>tail.  Rapid sideways swinging of this long neck could be dangerous,  hope
>there are no trees or large rocks around.
>
>-Bill Parker
>Northern Arizona University
>