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Re: Blood flow in Sauropods
>>From firstname.lastname@example.org Wed Sep 13 07:29:17 1995
> > Why not? After all, their predators were magnitudes of scale bigger than
> > goose predators, too!
>The point is that geese are short compared to the grass.
>The sauropods were far and away taller than the herbaceous
>vegetation on the area *without* the long neck.
Sorry, this doesn't convince me. In fact almost all geese forage in
extremely short grass areas - often stuff a sparrow could see over.
I am not saying that long necks weren't high-browsing adaptations. But they
may also have been useful in spotting distant predators.
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