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Re: Long-necked stegosaur, head tail mimicry?
Mike Taylor wrote:
> I'm not going to get sucked into this.
That sounds a little ominous. It's a discussion of phylogenetic taxonomy,
Mike; not the Mafia. ;-)
> Happily, Upchurch and Wilson agree with me.
Ah well. Looks like its fairwell Euhelopodidae then. :-(
> As does Barosaurus -- see McIntosh's (2005) article in
> Thunder Lizards.
Yep, thanks; David M. pointed out _Barosaurus_ as well. 15 cervical and 10
dorsal vertebrae are standard for diplodocids (Wilson 2005), but (among known
diplodocids) _Barosaurus_ is exceptional in having 16 cervical and 9 dorsal
vertebrae (your McIntosh ref).