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Re: Blood flow in Sauropods




On Wed, 13 Sep 1995, Robert G. Tuck Jr. wrote:

> At 02:26 PM 9/12/95 -0400, Dinogeorge@aol.com wrote:
> >If you have a REALLY, REALLY BIG body, using a long neck is more advantageous
> >than moving the whole body, it seems to me. I have no problem with this
> >notion.
> 
>      OK, here's a thought . . . nothing more:
> 
>           1) An enormous herbivore grazing upon an open plain is hard to
> hide from afar.
>           2) A *moving* enormous herbivore grazing upon an open plain is an
> invitation to dinner.
>           3) A *stationary* enormous herbivore attracts less unwelcome
> attention from afar.
>           4) A *stationary* enormous herbivore that can graze a wide swath
> of nutritious greens
>                     a) eats to live;
>                     b) lives to eat; and
>                     c) leaves a lot more descendants.
> 
> -= Tuck =-
> 
> 
     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.      

J.Martz