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Re: Suchomimus vs Baryonyx: Dare to Compare



At 07:10 PM 11/17/98 -0800, Jaime A. Headden wrote:
>  I agree; in fact, I like Tracy's illustration of the arrangement of
>vertebrae as shown on the DinoDoings of Dinogeorge on Skullduggery.
>The neural spines are arched higher more close to the shoulders than
>the back, and it looks more dramatically visual this way. If the
>animal had a reason to display his back, even secondary to a
>heat-regulator function, then one would make more dramatic use of that
>sail. It looks cooler, too! :) But that's the opinion of _one_ artist.

Umm, I thought that the evidence for the tall spines supporting a
bison-like *hump*, rather than a sail, was pretty conclusive.  At least it
seemed so to me.  (Essentially, very few dinosaurs had anything like a true
"sail").

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