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Re: Leaellynasaura, Tails, and Integument



  Re: recent comments on the proposed tail length (70+ elements, 3/4 of 
the body length being tail, etc.) of a referred specimen to 
*Leaellynasaura amicagraphica* (Herne, SVP/JVP 29(supp to 3):113A) has prompted 
me to provide some 
observations (such as the extremely long tails of some other 
ornithischians) here: 
http://qilong.wordpress.com/2010/07/09/leaellynasaura-and-caudal-length-in-ornithischians/.
 


  
This follows treatments on the animal by Dann Pigdon and Matt Matrynuick
 here: http://home.alphalink.com.au/~dannj/leaell.htm and here: 
http://dinogoss.blogspot.com/2010/07/tall-tail.html (respectively). It 
should also be noted that Wikipedia, citing Herne's abstract, not 
present until very recently, has now updated: 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leaellynasaura . How swift this information
 spreads when publicized! Imagine how much more information will spread 
this season when blogging advances publicity of SVP and SVPCA (and GSA) 
later this year.

Cheers,

  Jaime A. Headden
  The Bite Stuff (site v2)
  http://qilong.wordpress.com/

"Innocent, unbiased observation is a myth." --- P.B. Medawar (1969)


"Ever since man first left his cave and met a stranger with a
different language and a new way of looking at things, the human race
has had a dream: to kill him, so we don't have to learn his language or
his new way of looking at things." --- Zapp Brannigan (Beast With a Billion 
Backs)

                                          
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