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Re: Stupid "Theories"
Thomas R. Holtz, Jr. wrote-
> Keeping this within the realm of the naturalistic (rather than the
> supernatural), one of the most truly bizarre hypotheses I've heard is the
> snorkling dinosaur hypothesis. Although most of us with a a "3" or higher
> in the first digit of our age can remember the days when sauropods were
> thought to be snorklers, there was a German writer (whose name I
> unfortunately cannot recall, and I don't have a copy of his book) who came
> up with the idea that ALL dinosaurs were aquatic! (After all, they are
> found in sedimentary rocks deposited in water, right?)
> So theropods and low-built ornithischians were shore dwellwers, but
> ornithischians and sauropodomorphs were all submerged up to their
> The crest of the lambeosaurines served as an anchor for a long fleshy
> snorkle. Dinosaurs experienced a "depth zonation", where different taxa
> lived at different depths offshore (e.g., in the Morrison one would move
> from a Stegosaurus zone to Camptosaurus to Camarasaurus to Diplodocus to
> If anyone can recall the author's name, I'd be much obliged.
Was it Klaus Ebel?
Truly a horrific hypothesis....