Finally, some hot giant amphicoelian action
[click for larger version. Diagram produced by Ken Carpenter]
FULL POST TO COME LATER TODAY (
After years of suffering all-too-brief mentions, asides and speculative remarks, the oft-alluded-to but long-neglected gigantic diplodocoid sauropod Amphicoelias fragillimus has been re-examined. Named by Edward Drinker Cope in 1878, it is known only from scant material (a single partial vertebra and fragment of femur) that – to make a bad situation worse – was somehow lost prior to the 1920s. But scant and lost or not, this material shows that A. fragillimus was immense, and in fact the most immense of all mega-sauropods. Full post to follow soon…
Thanks to Mike P. Taylor for the heads-up.
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