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RE: Majungatholus comes to Long Island
> From: owner-DINOSAUR@usc.edu [mailto:owner-DINOSAUR@usc.edu]On Behalf Of
> Andrew A. Farke
> Today, after months of planning, a Majungatholus cast skeleton went on
> display in the administration building on the campus of Stony Brook
> University (Long Island, New York). The cast is a composite, based on a
> series of specimens uncovered by the Mahajanga Basin Project over the past
> 10 years or so. The mount was constructed by Tyler Pinegar and his company
> (hope I spelled his name right), and it looks phenomenal! A lot of folks
> worked hard to make this happen (Dave Krause, especially) - if you are on or
> around Long Island, it's worth the trek out to see it!
> As most all of us who have worked on Majungatholus in some capacity or
> another can testify, there's nothing like seeing the beast in person. Two
> immediate impressions: 1) it looks smaller in person than I would have
> expected; and 2) it's definitely the dachshund of the dinosaur world. Stubby
> legs all around.
It this is the cast (or based on the same) that was on display in Japan last
year, it truly is a remarkable piece of work.
And since the limb data in this one is real (as opposed to the popular
Carnotaurus mounts), you see how truly stump-legged
abelisaurids (or some subclade thereof) were!!
Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
Senior Lecturer, Vertebrate Paleontology
Department of Geology Director, Earth, Life & Time Program
University of Maryland College Park Scholars
Building 237, Room 1117
College Park, MD 20742
Phone: 301-405-4084 Email: email@example.com
Fax (Geol): 301-314-9661 Fax (CPS-ELT): 301-405-0796