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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
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
The peace of God be with you.