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Re: *Mauisaurus* vs large pterosaurs




--- On Wed, 10/7/09, Mike Taylor <mike@indexdata.com> wrote:

> Wait, wait -- Hiller et al. (2005:600) in JVP diagnosed
> Mauisaurus as
> "The species is characterized as an elasmosaur of more than
> eight
> meters adult length and possessing at least 68 cervical
> vertebrae".
> Based on typical elasmosaur proportions, that would make
> the neck
> something like 4 m long.  Has someone subsequently
> found a specimen
> that is 3-4 times bigger? 

As mentioned, the neck length was taken from wikipedia, and is apparently 
incorrect... perhaps you could fix that?

> Or are you proposing that
> it could leap,
> white shark-like, well out of the water?

No, Mike, I did not mention any leaping.