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Re: Long sauropod necks: a weapon?
>Mating battles, which aren't supposed to be lethal, might be a more
>appropriate use of neck strikes. But between beasts of equal size, would
>those strikes be powerful enough to bother with?
Seems to work with giraffes, who regularly spar in this way (a behaviour
referred to, I'm afraid, as "necking"). I wonder, though, how much
side-to-side flexibility sauropod necks had (giraffes have very little;
necking giraffes give the effect of two people duelling with 2X4's).
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