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Re: The (long) future of paleontology

> Date: Mon, 16 Jan 2006 21:24:45 -0500
> From: "Andrew A. Farke" <andyfarke@hotmail.com>
> [...]
> Heck, we're only just starting to understand the growth and metabolic
> strategies of some animals.  Are those pneumatic foramina on skulls
> and vertebrae even pneumatic structures?


This is new to me.  Tell me, what are the other candidate
interpretations of, for example, the assumed-pneumatic formaina in
sauropod vertebrae?  I would very much appreciate and references you

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