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Re: Carnegie Diplodocus
The original Iguanodons from Bernissart can not be remounted in a
quadrupedal stance without huge technical problems and irreversible damage
for the skeletons. But a cast of I. bernissartensis is mounted close to them
in a quadrupedal position. And I suppose that explanations will expose the
reasons of that in the new exhibition (open to the public on 27 October at
From: "email@example.com" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Re: Carnegie Diplodocus
Date: Wed, 06 Jun 2007 00:28:54 -0400
Oops, actually Luis didn't write that, I got the messages mixed up somehow.
It was actually email@example.com's message on behalf of the list owner,
according to that message itself.
Anyhow, it's refreshing to see some creativity and tradition-breaking in
new dino mounts. Whcih reminds me: When are those European museums ever
going to remount their Iguanodons so their tails aren't being snapped in
half, and why do all Mamenchisaurus mounts still have a Diplodocus head
rather than the one preserved with M. youngi?
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