Friday, January 2, 2009

Was that a Diplodocus in Star Wars?

Here's a pretty detailed discussion of the anatomy of the Krayt dragon.   Even more interesting is the link in the article to another paleontologist that tracked it down and re-discovered it.

The sauropods of Star Wars « Sauropod Vertebra Picture of the Week
The first (and best) sauropod of Star Wars will be no surprise to anyone with reasonably sharp eyes and rudimentary knowledge of sauropod osteology: the Krayt dragon skeleton that C-3PO walks past on Tatooine is composed mainly of cast sauropod vertebrae.

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