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Refuting New Nostril Placement of Sauropods!



Hello,

Luc J."Aspidel"Bailly provides a great,clear photo of the skull of
Diplodocus carnegiei.
http://dino.lm.com/images/display.php?id=624
While I see a little similarity to the nasal structures of the skull of a
komodo dragon,(the ridge between the bony nares especially)
seen here:
http://www.boneclones.com/images/bc027_web-lg.jpg
the komodo dragon seems to have deep indentations at the end of the snout
where it's fleshy nostrils are located in life,unlike the skull of
Diplodocus.

Also,remember the trackway thought to be made by sauropods pushing along the
bottom of a deep lake with their front feet?Wouldn't nostrils placed at the
top of it's head be useful then?(Grasping at straws is FUN!)

John Bridgman