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*Titanosaurus colberti,* the Giraffe of the Cretaceous
You'll see why I call this dinosaur the "Giraffe of the Cretaceous." The
color pattern is an
obvious pun, but was not the inspiration for the name. There are some
proportional problems with
the skeleton shown therein, as it was devised from one of two sources in Jain &
1997 (JVP 17(1): 114-136): the tables and in-text measurements given, and from
the scale bars,
which don't exactly agree. All measurements are accurate to within 10%,
however, so the skeleton
is pretty much as seen in the page.
There _is_ a copywrite warning on this page ... please be careful to follow
it. I have a full
cite for the Witmer paper, somewhere, and as may be obvious, there is a small
glossary that is
unfinished. I am toying with the idea to having a glossary page, but as Mike
Keesey is planning on
this himself, I was hoping he would have this done. I have emboldened the "new"
words, such as _sauropod_.
Take a look, and enjoy. I will greatly appreciate any feedback. If anyone out
there has scans of
figures for the caudals of *Titanosaurus blandfordi,* and the other
*Titanosaurus* species, I
would be grateful if they could send them to me so that I can use them to
expand the site. Photos
would be better than hand-drawn figures, though I do not intend to place them
on the site.
Jaime A. Headden
Little steps are often the hardest to take. We are too used to making leaps
in the face of adversity, that a simple skip is so hard to do. We should all
learn to walk soft, walk small, see the world around us rather than zoom by it.
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