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Re: *Mauisaurus* vs large pterosaurs

2009/10/7 don ohmes <d_ohmes@yahoo.com>:
>> 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?

Well, I don't want to go ploughing in from my position of ignorance --
maybe there are new and much larger specimens?  But if any of our
resident sauropterygian jockeys want to leap in and edit that baby,
I'd be in favour of that.