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Re: Gargantuavis neck vertebra



In a message dated 6/13/12 6:47:53 PM, tijawi@gmail.com writes:

<< So, sort of like referring the skull named _Nemegtosaurus_ and the

postcranium named _Opisthocoelicaudia_ to the same sauropod, even in

the absence of overlapping material....  >>

Giant animals tend to be less diverse species wise, and the Nemegt sauropod 
remains were from the same formation, so the probablity that the Nemegt 
titanosaurs are from one species is a higher than for much smaller bird remains 
from differing sediments. As has been noted, there were 9 moa species just 
recently on wee islands, one proboscidean each in Africa and Asia. On the 
other hand have heard tales of titanosaur diversity in the Nemegt, so we shall 
see. 

GSPaul
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