Wednesday, 2 April 2014

From the Vaults Pt.3


I love unusual aspects when photographing specimens and I particularly like this shot. This is a cervical vertebra, in ventral view, from Diplodocus carnegii and while I am not anywhere near being an aficianado of sauropods I do appreciate what a marvel of evolutionary engineering sauropods were - with a special admiration for the biomechanics of the sauropod neck.

There is still a degree of uncertainty regarding how these animals actually functioned and I have always thought that once we have solved the miracle of sauropod biology then the rest of dinosaur palaeobiology will fall into place. Well probably not as simple as that but I hope you understand where I am coming from.

Back to proper blogging soon and thank you for the visits and checking the blog out. It is very much appreciated!