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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
> 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.