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Re: Long sauropod necks: a weapon?



 From: Steve Jackson <sj@io.com>
 > A big, long, heavy horizontal neck would carry a lot of inertia, even if it
 > didn't move very fast. Suppose a sauropod defense technique was to knock a
 > much smaller predator off its feet with a neck strike - not with the little
 > head, but with the broad slab of neck - and then trample it? ... 
 > 
 > I'd like this better if we had any evidence of head horns or armor.

How about *neck* "horns"?  Have you ever seen a picture of Amargasaurus?

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