If they were used for
controlling body temperature, they should be very rich in arteries and veins,
and, honestly, I didn't have read any article exposing this situation on
_Amargasaurus cazaui_, but yet, is a possibility.
"Dinosaurs are the most interesting and amazing
mystery of nature!"
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, April 25, 2001 11:29
Subject: Re: Amargasaurus...
>From: "Marcel Bertolucci"
>To: "Dinosaur Mailing List"
>Date: Wed, 25 Apr 2001 23:14:41 -0300
> If no one has anything else to say about _Carnotaurus
sastrei_, since we've had a very informative and helpful way to, at least, try
to understand this weird dinosaur, I'd like to talk about another weird one,
of the same country: _Amargasaurus cazaui_.
> What are the most accepted theries to explain his vertebrae's
long vertical bifurcation?
> I've seen one that thought these 'double spinal prolongments'
were spikes, to deffend him from predators. I don't think that may be
possible, because I see them very thin and dellicate to be used this way.
> Let's keep moving on!
> Marcel Bertolucci
> ( email@example.com )
>"Dinosaurs are the most interesting and amazing mystery of
This is what I think:
1. Sexual Dimorphism. (Male having a bigger and brighter sail, and female
having a smaller less colorful sail).
2. Male having the brightest colors on the sail gets the females.
3. Temperature Control.
4. Way of identifying there group by different color patterns.
5. Or maybe to guide it in the water. When crossing rivers, that are quite
rough. (Nah that would create more problems, never mind that one).
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