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Re: Sauropod necks????
In a message dated 5/21/2005 2:57:54 PM Eastern Standard Time,
<< I must confess ignorance of (first name, honorific?)
Holland or his work. >>
W.J.Holland was the director of the Carnegie Museum in the early years of
the 20th century and the author of the monograph of Apatosaurus. He was also
the first to suggest that Apatosaurus had a skull that resembled Diplodocus.
you have access to _The Hot-Blooded Dinosaurs_, (1975) by Adrian Desmond,
you will find an account and illustration on page 123.
<< That said, if there is no coprolitic material
conceivably attributable to sauropods that contains
large quantities of (ground by gizzard stone?) mollusc
shell, then I don't think it is very robust. >>
Shells of bivalves, being composed of calcium carbonate, would have been
rapidly dissolved by gastric acids. DV