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Re: Titanosaur eggs

Dann Pigdon wrote

>I am under the impression that there are no titanosaur skulls known
>(which in itself may not be correct on my part).

In fact, titanosaur skulls are becoming fairly well known.  They look a lot
like brachiosaur skulls.  The problem with most of the recent photos of
titanosaur skulls published in such places as National Geographic is that
they only show the lateral view.  Most of the specimens found so far have
the nasal region eroded away, so in lateral view they look diplodocoid.  If
you see them in dorsal or ventral view, though (as at the poster at SVP by
Martinez), you can see that they are quite broad and very similar in shape
to brachiosaurs or camarasaurs (and unlike diplodocoids).

Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
Vertebrate Paleontologist     Webpage: http://www.geol.umd.edu
Dept. of Geology              Email:tholtz@geol.umd.edu
University of Maryland        Phone:301-405-4084
College Park, MD  20742       Fax:  301-314-9661