Late to the party – Apatosaurus cervicals

While I have been banging out a bunch of short posts during my travels to keep the Musings ticking over, I had planned to get some longer posts done once I had the time. One of these was intended to comment on the extreme breadth of the Apatosaurus cervical series and just how broad these bones are, and thus how simply massive the neck must have been.

However, over on SV-POW, Matt Wedel has gone and beaten me to the punch on this exact subject. Inevitably he does it in more detail and with greater knowledge than I could have done, so I suggest you all pop over there to read it, though I can comfort myself in the fact that I have different pictures to Matt, so take a gander at these before you head his way.

5 Responses to “Late to the party – Apatosaurus cervicals”

  1. 1 Matt Wedel 19/11/2011 at 8:08 am

    You’re too kind. And your photos are awesome, particularly the ventral view. The more I think about Apatosaurus, the weirder it seems.

    • 2 David Hone 19/11/2011 at 8:14 am

      Before Carnegie, I’d only ever seen the mount in Tokyo, which while great, conceals much of the neck under some really sturdy mounts and you can’t get under them, so this was a bit of a shock to see.

  2. 3 mattvr 19/11/2011 at 9:40 am

    Ah, I like my ‘bread bones’ smothered in honey.

    Ok, being a prat but I couldn’t resist! Dave, your brain is once again typing faster than your fingers can keep up with!

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