- n. Plural form of sauropod.
“The award stems from his excellent 2005 paper ‘Postcranial skeletal pneumaticity in sauropods and its implications for mass estimates’: required reading here at Tetrapod Zoology Towers (free pdf available here).”
“Postcranial skeletal pneumaticity in sauropods and its implications for mass estimates.”
“In birds, bony openings on the sides of the vertebrae also lead into large internal chambers, just as they do in sauropods, and given that the bony openings and internal chambers of bird vertebrae house air sacs, they almost certainly did so in sauropod vertebrae as well.”
“A nomenclature for vertebral laminae in sauropods and other saurischian dinosaurs.”
“Yikes, does this mean that I’m more ‘interested’ in sauropods and birds – and even squamates – than in non-avian theropods?”
“Biologists today seem to think that they’re being particularly good, sceptical scientists if they outright reject the silly idea of dinosaurian endothermy, but it’s very clear that none of the work that has been done on dinosaur physiology accounts for the amazing degree of pneumatisation seen in sauropods and other groups.”
“Such a feature is unknown elsewhere in sauropods, and it’s the sort of feature we might chose to regard as diagnostic.”
“To date no one has proposed a better explanation for the structures seen in sauropods, quite simply because there isn’t one.”
“The World's Largest Dinosaurs is designed to shows a super-sized group of dinosaurs known as sauropods, which ranged in size from 15 to 150 feet long.”
“For 25 years, Fassett has been touting a fossilized femur he found as proof that a pocket of long-necked herbivores called sauropods survived for hundreds of thousands of years after all the other dinosaurs.”
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