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Re: Resting Sauropods



But what would happen to the sauropod neck when it tried to lie on its
side?  Would the torsion on the cervicals be problematic as the neck
twisted when the animal lay down and got back up?  This is obviously an
area where the elephant makes a poor ananlog.  And again, could an adult
sauropod roll over? 

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> From: GSP1954@aol.com
> To: i.j.j.nieuwland@let.rug.nl; franczak@ntplx.net; dinosaur@usc.edu
> Subject: Re: Resting Sauropods
> Date: Tuesday, July 14, 1998 8:47 PM
> 
> I have seen video of Asian elephants taking a midday siesta by lying down
on
> their sides. It is true that vets have to be careful not to leave an
elephant
> lying on its side too long. Because sauropods probbaly ventilated their
lungs
> with air-sacs, it is difficult to restore how they may have rested, or
not.
> But it is doubtful they were never able to rest. 
> 
> GSPaul