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Re: Sauropod Trunks?



Dear George,

didn't Dino Frey from Karlsruhe (Germany) do some research on sauropod trunks? 
I've seen a postcard with an according reconstruction of a Diplodocus in the 
Karlsruhe museum, but the trunk was more tapir than elephant like.

Best wishes,

Michael


-------- Original-Nachricht --------
Datum: Sun, 16 Jul 2006 14:29:43 +0000
Von: Dinosaur World <dinoworld@msn.com>
An: dinosaur@usc.edu
Betreff: Sauropod Trunks?

> Is there any evidence to support the idea that Sauropods may have had a 
> trunk, or trunk-like appendage? I can?t remember where I saw it, but
> someone 
> hypothesized that the placement of the nasal opening in Sauropods is
> similar 
> to that of elephants, and therefore it could have had a trunk. Anyone
> agree?
> 
> George
> 

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