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Re: New in JVP
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From: "Jaime A. Headden" <email@example.com>
Sent: Thursday, April 20, 2006 10:36 PM
Subject: Re: New in JVP
> One of the bones uncovered in the plaster field jacket brought from
> discovery site was a 14-inch long, very thin, cervical (neck) vertebra.
The cervical vertebra found at the "Jane" site, probably came
from an individual azhdarchid pterosaur, with an estimated neck length
feet and an estimated wingspan of around 20 feet.
If from an adult Qsp,
a 14 inch CV5 would equate roughly to a 4.35 foot neck and a span of 14.2
feet, more or less.
a 14 inch CV6 would equate roughly to a 5.04 foot neck and a span of 16.45
feet more or less.
Note that I didn't round the decimals off. The precision of the estimate
wouldn't be 'quite' this good :-)
I haven't seen the 14 inch CV, but the lengths of the Qsp CV4 and CV7
wouldn't jive with the reported numbers at all, so it likely would have been
a #5 or #6, if an adult Quetz.