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Re: Relationship between sauropod neck length and size of skull



In a message dated 96-10-10 16:55:07 EDT, RaptorRKC@aol.com writes:

> Looking at restorations of sauropod skeletons, it always seemed to
> me that the longer the neck was, the smaller the head is, and vice
> versa.  If this >is true (a study on this would be most
> interesting), what kind of relationship does that incur?

It probably doesn't have much significance, in that it's a physical
constraint. The longer the neck, the longer the lever arm the skull has; it's
easier for a long neck to hold up a small skull than a large one.