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Re: Note to Plesiosaur Artists
so, what is this error you are hinting at?
Kenneth Carpenter, Ph.D.
Curator of Lower Vertebrate Paleontology &
Dept. of Earth Sciences
Denver Museum of Natural History
2001 Colorado Blvd.
Denver, CO 80205
>>> <Danvarner@aol.com> 17/Nov/03 >>>
I've seen several recent restorations of the short-necked plesiosaur,
Dolichorhynchops, that are showing the same error. I suspect the reason is that
are using the Sternberg Museum specimen assembled and studied by Orville
Bonner as is. The skull is dorsoventrally crushed and adjustments should be
or you'll end up with a Tex Avery polycotylid. DV