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Description Mamenchisaurus youngi restoration,
• Based proportionally on a skeletal reconstruction by Scott Hartman. Retrieved online May 29, 2007.
• How flexible Sauropod necks are and how they were carried in life is a debatable issue. In this image the neck is posed, approximately, in the Osteological Neutral Pose (ONP) as determined by Hartmans skeletal. This is were all the vertebra are 'Neutrally' articulated, with no delfection up or down.
• The dermal (skin) structures and spines are not known for Mamenchisaurus but are known in other sauropods. The dermal features have been based on those describled for a Diplodocid in the ‘Encyclopedia of Dinosaurs’ 1997 by Currie and Padian. Their placment/arrangement on the body is speculative.
• The colours and/or patterns, as with nearly all reconstructions of prehistoric creatures, are speculative.
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