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Re: dinosaur copulation?
From: Javier Dimas <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Wouldn't it be safe to assume that Dinos in different enviroment adapted to
> making to act simpler and safer?
Quite true, so much so that one can simply assume that whatever
method they used was reasonably safe.
> As I recall both Brachiosaurus and
> Seismosaurus spent most of their time in water.
Nope. That *used* to be the theory - but it is thoroughly discredited
now. Their anatomy is that of a land animal, not that of a semi-
aquatic one. Also, the formations in which the most abundant
sauropod remains are found were deposited in a rather *arid*
environment - with very little permanent standing water.
[There *were* some lakes, but mostly they were seasonal].
> So the water theory would
> work here.
And this brings up my main reason to rject the aquatic mating
for the sauropods - there really was very little water deep
enough to so in at that time and place.
> I would also not be suprised if some of the oceanic Dinos matted
> simularly to whales. At any rate this is only a thought.
What aquatic dinos?
Oh, you mean ichthyosaurs, plesiosaurs and mosasaurs.
Those are *not* dinos, they are themselves.
[The mosasaurs were actually monitor lizards].
The peace of God be with you.