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Re: Tonight show Zuniceratops



Dan, etc.:

    The brachiasaur shown on the Tonight Show _was_ very bloated looking.
It is not by Knight, but the pose shown was reminiscent of Knight's
_Apatosaur_. I like Charles Knight's work, and was not denigrating HIM.

    Also, I meant that the _Iguanodon_ shown looked like it had been done
shortly _after_ the time of Knight's work, i.e. after the 1940's.

    Allan Edels

-----Original Message-----
From: Danvarner@aol.com <Danvarner@aol.com>
To: Edels@email.msn.com <Edels@email.msn.com>
Cc: dinosaur@usc.edu <dinosaur@usc.edu>
Date: Thursday, October 29, 1998 5:17 PM
Subject: Re: Tonight show Zuniceratops


>In a message dated 98-10-29 15:37:36 EST, Allan Edels wrote:
>
><<
>     When I said the brachiasaur was Charles Knight-ish, I was referring to
> the pose (It does look very bloated).  And by saying the _Iguanodon_ was
> slightly more modern, I meant - more modern than the Knight drawings - >>
>
>  In the first place, Knight, to my knowledge, never restored a
Brachiosaurus
>nor an Iguanodon. Secondly, I keep hearing this myth repeated that Knight's
>dinosaur restorations were "bloated". Which ones? Fill me in. From our
current
>perspective, some are certainly too vertical with sometimes overly long and
>too-sinuous tails in contact with the ground. In some respects, especially
in
>respect to thigh musculature, they are too slender! For "very bloated"
>dinosaur imagery one must look elsewhere. Dan Varner.
>
>