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RE: Bipedal apatosaurs and stegosaurs?



From: Robert J Meyerson <meyersrt@uwec.edu> (Rob Meyerson)

 > To answer Stan's comment about his rearing gazelle, I concede that there may
 >  be behavioral exeptions at the species level (especially for the smaller
 >  sauropods, where the energy lost by rearing would be regained a la mode by
 >  the food source), but this behavior wouldn't be common to the group.

Which group?

No one that I know of is suggesting that ALL sauropds used a tripodal
feeding stance.  The suggestion is that *diplodocids* and *dicraeosaurs*
used this mechanism.

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