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Fwd: Long Necks

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In a message dated 10/1/99 9:35:54 PM EST, wuckus@ecol.net writes:

<< So, a few questions...
 How does one know this?>>

We have complete cervical series for several genera.
<< If true, why would the animal have such a neck?>>

Stranger things have happened!
<< Should one count cervical vertibrae in this? A giraffe, like
 most list members, has seven cervical vertibrae. Your
 sauropod, (Chinese or otherwise), more. >>

Mamenchisaurids and euhelopodids have 17 cervicals or more.

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