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Re: Sauropod Trunks

maybe nostrils on the top of the head kept pine needles from going up
the nose when they fed.

-Betty Cunningham

MGibb21521@aol.com wrote:
> I just joined this list...
> I was wondering what anyone's input on the concept of sauropods having trunks
> was...
> If you examine a _Brachiosaurus brancai_ skull, you can see deep grooves
> coming down from the nostrils to the snout.  This can also be observed in
> _Nemegtosaurus_, _Antarctosaurus_, and _Diplodocus_, among others.  Also, what
> would be the purpose of nostrils high on the head besides a trunk;