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RE: Berlin Brachiosaurus
On Tue, 27 Mar 2007, Bernat Vila wrote:
After looking at the following paper I was wondering if anyone on the list
knows how the Canadian team reconstructed the Brachiosaurus neck?
Andreas Christian, Gordon Dzemski. 2007. Reconstruction of the cervical
skeleton posture of Brachiosaurus brancai Janensch, 1914 by an analysis of
the intervertebral stress along the neck and a comparison with the results of
different approaches. Fossil Record - Mitteilungen aus dem Museum für
Naturkunde. Volume 10, Issue 1 , Pages 38 - 49.
Did they reconstruct Brachiosaurus during standing (browsing) or during
A different question came to mind for me:
During locomotion the whole neck probably was kept in an lower position
with the inclination reduced by approximately 20 compared with the
position at rest.
At rest? What does that look like? How did the beast - and others like
it - rest with a neck (and tail) like that?