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Re: Spinosaur Variation



Very interesting observations, Jaime.

-----Original Message-----
From: Jaime A. Headden <qilongia@yahoo.com>
To: dinosaur@usc.edu <dinosaur@usc.edu>
Date: 6. april 1999 19:58
Subject: Spinosaur Variation



  >*Spinosaurus'* lower jaw suggests the animal had a
short, relatively stout cranium. It was certainly
deeper relatively than other spinosaurs known. The
length of the dentary, at 2ft, suggests that skull was
little more than 3ft long in total, perhaps a meter at
most, and this was shorter than Bary's estimated skull
length, especially as an adult (around 3.5ft, as
reconstructed using Sucho as a guide).

I tried reconstructing Spinosaurus head based on Bary/Sucho proportions -
and it does not seem to come out properly. Indeed, what is known of
Spinosaurus skull suggests shorter and deeper skull.
This jig saw puzzle is too fragmentary.

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