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Re: Sauropod Tails (The End)



On Mon, 8 Dec 1997, Sam j hogan wrote:
> Has any thought been given to the idea that the supersonic cracks of just
> one saurpod, standing alone  (so it doesn't hurt its herdmates), might be
> used as a warning signal.  Such a warning would certainly be audible,
> even if most of the herd was  busy browsing and therefore not paying much
> attention to potential predators.
> Is this a testable hypothesis?

I like this idea. Like an antelope's alarm cough. Could also have been
used in other social contexts, like mating displays.

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