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Re: sauropod feeding dogma*



From: "Nicholas R. Longrich" <longrich@phoenix.Princeton.EDU>
 > > One hopes so, since the high shouldered, erect
 > > necked mamenchisaurs would have had a hard time getting a drink otherwise. 
 > 
 >      One would guess that they might have used a strategy similar to 
 > giraffes and spread their front legs, or went down on their elbows, to 
 > drink. 

A sauropod going down on its elbows?

Not likely.  Thier thick, elephant-like legs were not very bendable.

I am not even certain if the spread-leg posture would be possible with those
legs.

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