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Re: MAMENCHISAUR NECKS



Ray, et al:

   Hippos do show skeletal adaptations for a semi-aquatic lifestyle.  I
don't have a ref for this, but I heard a talk (5+ years ago) from a
paleo-hippo worker.  She was able to determine relative terrestrial vs.
aquatic lifestyles by changes, primarily in the feet, between species.
(Not an easy job, but certainly do-able - just as many of us can easily
distinguish a hadrosaur vert from a crocodile vert - and I'm just an amateur
at it).

    Allan Edels

-----Original Message-----
From: RAY D STANFORD <STARSONG@prodigy.net>
To: rramjet@cdsnet.net <rramjet@cdsnet.net>; dinosaur@usc.edu
<dinosaur@usc.edu>
Date: Friday, July 24, 1998 3:03 AM
Subject: Re: MAMENCHISAUR NECKS


SNIP

>    As to finding a hippo fossil:  I suspect many would declare it was
>purely terrestrial.
>
>    Ray Stanford
>
>-----Original Message-----
>
>>Is it possible that sauropods were semi-aquatic, leading a life like
modern
>>hippos?  If a hippo were found as a fossil, would it be identified as
>living
>>the way it does?
>>
>
>