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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
From: RAY D STANFORD <STARSONG@prodigy.net>
To: email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org>; email@example.com
Date: Friday, July 24, 1998 3:03 AM
Subject: Re: MAMENCHISAUR NECKS
> As to finding a hippo fossil: I suspect many would declare it was
> Ray Stanford
>>Is it possible that sauropods were semi-aquatic, leading a life like
>>hippos? If a hippo were found as a fossil, would it be identified as
>>the way it does?