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Re: Sauropod necks????

In a message dated 5/21/2005 2:57:54 PM Eastern  Standard Time, 
d_ohmes@yahoo.com writes:
<< 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