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[Fwd: Re: Long Necks]

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Subject: Re: Long Necks
Date: Fri, 01 Oct 1999 21:35:43 -0500
From: "Charles C. Fuller" <wuckus@ecol.net>
To: Dinogeorge@aol.com
References: <9b98db8e.25269324@aol.com>

Dinogeorge@aol.com wrote:
> In a message dated 10/1/99 4:55:39 PM EST, wuckus@ecol.net writes:
> << I've been trying to remember how the various long necks of
>  dinosaurs are usually depicted, and I'm thinking they are
>  usually much rounder than the giraffe necks I saw today
>  were. Yes? No? And, what is most justifiable, and why? >>
> Necks of many Chinese sauropods (euhelopodids, mamenchisaurids) are laterally
> flattened.

So, a few questions...

How does one know this?

If true, why would the animal have such a neck?

Should one count cervical vertibrae in this? A giraffe, like
most list members, has seven cervical vertibrae. Your
sauropod, (Chinese or otherwise), more.