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Re: Sauropod Tails (The End)
> a sauropod's tail being that much longer and heavier would need an
> amount of muscle to support it. It would be like flinging a SUPER heavy
> firehose anywhere-at high speeds.
Isn't a fullgrown sauropod going to posess what you'd have to call some
ASTOUNDING muscle power? Anyway, I think the "whip" thing is begin taken a
little too literally. Just a simple smack with one of those tails is going
to be formidable- and I'll bet they were plenty tough and resilient too.
People talk like these caudal vertebrae were little hollow, brittle sticks
strung together with rubber bands! Come on.