Long-Necked Dinosaurs: Marvels of Dino Engineering
Join the Belgrade Community Library with Wonderlust speaker Cary Woodruff to learn about Long-Necked Dinosaurs: Marvels of Dino Engineering on March 11 at 6:30 p.m. in the library’s community room. Long-Necked Dinosaurs and the other 2nd Tuesday Wonderlust events are sponsored by First Interstate Bank. Please call the library at (406)388-4346 to reserve your seat today.
Sauropods, those long-necked extinct giants, are too often depicted and thought of as dimwitted lumbering herbivores. Actually, dino researchers at the Museum of the Rockies and Montana State University, together with research collaborators around the world, have discovered that sauropods represent the pinnacle of terrestrial vertebrate bio-engineering. This presentation will explore sauropods’ amazing weight and body size mechanics, growth, and digestive systems – all of which are unrivaled by any other vertebrate in Earth’s history.
Cary Woodruff, a Virginia native, earned a BS in Earth Sciences from Montana State University in 2010. Currently he is working on an MS in Geobiology at Montana State University with Dr. Jack Horner. Cary has published several papers on subjects ranging from sauropod ontogeny to burrowing dinosaurs. Recently he named a new species of sauropod from Montana, Rugocaudia cooneyii.
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