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Re: Sauropod Tails (Restatement)

On Mon, 8 Dec 1997, AETHERaptr wrote:
> You are all missing my original point! You keep speaking as if the tails were
> to be used has contact weapons. 
> The theory that I stated was that it was the SOUND of the 'crack' that was the
> sauropods weapon. A therapod dinosaur would probably have evolved sensitive
> ears to help it hear potential prey. A large 'crack' sound that the sauropods
> were probably capable of creating could have been more than enough to damage
> the sensitive eardrums of a therapod. That kind of pain would easily
> discourage a predator from attacking.

How close would the predator have to be for this to be painful or

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