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Re: Most cervical vertebrae in a theropod



On 12 October 2011 22:25, Thomas R. Holtz, Jr. <tholtz@umd.edu> wrote:
>> -----Original Message-----
>> 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.

Haha, I walk into it every time.

No, sorry -- as Jaime rightly guessed, I meant Real Dinosaurs.

On 12 October 2011 22:28, Jaime Headden <qi_leong@hotmail.com> wrote:
> For theropods? You want that in herons or non-extant, non-avians? That should 
> go to *Khaan mckennai* or *Nanshiungosaurus bohlini* for nonavian theropods, 
> which amass around 13 or so vertebrae.

OK, thanks!

-- Mike.