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RE: Most cervical vertebrae in a theropod



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> From: owner-DINOSAUR@usc.edu [mailto:owner-DINOSAUR@usc.edu] 
> On Behalf Of Mike Taylor
>
> We all know that Mamenchisaurus had the most cervical 
> vertebrae (19) of any known sauropod.  But can anyone tell me 
> what is the record-holder among theropods?  What about ornithischians?
> Pterosaurs?

For theropods: swans, with up to 25. There may be other birds that reach this.

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