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Re: Some subjects
On Fri, 30 Jun 1995, Nino wrote:
> Aaron feuk answered a old post. I think he made some mistakes. The claw that
> e sauropod used to defense themselves was the first of the forelimb, not from
> he hindlind. Could you imagine a sauropod trying to use his hindlind to
> from the attack of a big theropod? I think it is impossible.
The hind foot in which I was refering to is the Camarasaurus, the
reference is from _the Illustrated Encyclopedia of Dinosaurs_, David Norman
The hind foot of the _Diplodocus carnegiei_ has two claws on the hind feet.
I doesn't seem impossible that a Camarasaurus fending off an Allosaur
with the front feet or by kicking from behind from a rear
attack.(probably not at the same time. What proof can you show
that sauropods didn't use of the hind feet as defense.
> He also pointed a
> bout the force of the bite of the sauropods. I am not a specialist on
> , but the bite force of an Allosaurus-like theropod surely was greeeeeeeater
> an that of every known sauropod, because its mouth was deseigned to bite meal
> nd make as much damage as possible, while the mouth of the sauropods was
> ed to eat vegetables, so they are not prepared to the forces of bitting
> g else.
When I was talking about the bite of Haplocanthosaurus and Camarasaurus
being harder than an Allosaurid,I wasn't talking about 'rip out a hunk of
meat strength' I was talking about the strength in the pressure of the
jaws. I do not think it possible for a Brachiosaurid to be able to rip
out a hunk of meat of an attacking predator, YET I do think it could be
possilble for Camarasaurid, Haplocanthosaurid, and Brachiosaurid to
crush or maim an attacking predator.
> See you! Nino.
I realize that I'm alittle late in responding, and yes I'm off my
Preparator on Summer Break, Dept. of Earth Sciences
Pacific Lutheran University
Tacoma, Wa, 98447