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Re: PALEONEWS:Huge dinosaur's neck bones unearthed in Texas

WILLIAM PARKER <wgp@dana.ucc.nau.edu> wrote:

This line is also from the article.
"It is extremely rare. Only a partial cervical vertebrae of an adult
                  has been found before in the late Cretaceous."

Is this true? I know Gilmore collected a partially articulated specimen
from the North Horn Formation in central Utah.  I can't recall whether
or not he collected cervicals.

No cervicals, or dorsals either. The partial skeleton (USNM 15560) of _Alamosaurus_ collected by Gilmore from the North Horn Fm included a nice series of articulated caudals, a sacrum (not collected) and various other postcranial elements, but no cervicals.

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