Discovery of a short-necked sauropod dinosaur from the Late Jurassic period of Patagonia

@article{Rauhut2005DiscoveryOA,
  title={Discovery of a short-necked sauropod dinosaur from the Late Jurassic period of Patagonia},
  author={Oliver W. M. Rauhut and Kristian Remes and Regina Fechner and Gerardo Cladera and Pablo F. Puerta},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2005},
  volume={435},
  pages={670-672}
}
Sauropod dinosaurs are one of the most conspicuous groups of Mesozoic terrestrial vertebrates. They show general trends towards an overall increase in size and elongation of the neck, by means of considerable elongation of the length of individual vertebrae and a cervical vertebra count that, in some cases, increases to 19 (ref. 1). The long neck is a particular hallmark of sauropod dinosaurs and is usually regarded as a key feeding adaptation. Here we describe a new dicraeosaurid sauropod… Expand
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