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Re: Sauropod Tails (The End)



On Tue, 9 Dec 1997, Richard W Travsky wrote:
> 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.


Excuse me, I meant dominance displays related to mating (competition
for mates, etc.).

rich