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Emanuel Tschopp received his MSc in paleontology 2008 at University of Zurich, Switzerland, and his PhD in 2010 at Faculdade de Ciência e Tecnologia of the Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal, under the supervision of Prof. Octávio Mateus. After postdocs in Portugal, Italy, and the USA, he is now a Humboldt Fellow at University of Hamburg. His main research interests are the dinosaur and lizard systematics and phylogeny with a focus on sauropod dinosaurs from the Upper Jurassic Morrison Formation in the USA, and extant and extinct lacertid lizards. Furthermore, he is an actively working on improving the methodology of phylogenetic analysis based on phenotypic data, and developing approaches to quantify intraspecific variability to use in species delimitation.
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The neck of Barosaurus was not only longer but also wider than those of Diplodocus and other diplodocines
congrats for the fast writing down of the MS! Comments are being sent. Keep up the pace! Emanuel
Almost all known sauropod necks are incomplete and distorted
Hi Mike, some more possible candidates: Dicraeosaurus (the mounted "m" specimen, I think the new number is MB.R.4886) also should have a nearly complete and articulated neck (ch...