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Re: Blood flow in Sauropods



At 4:28 PM 9/14/95, Jeffrey Martz wrote:
>     Are you suggesting that if an animal the size of a sauropod isn't
>walking around, a theropod will just miss it?  In an open plain, a
>sauropod, walking around or not, would not be terribly inconspicuous.  In
>any case, the neck would still be moving.

        ...and on top of _that_, the animal would, more likely than not,
stink to high heaven.  Just imagine the amount of methane one of those big
ol' herbivores would pour out under that tail...  ;-)



Jerry D. Harris
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