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Re: Resting Sauropods



At 09:27 PM 7/14/98 -0700, Peter Von Sholly wrote:
>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? 

Wouldn't it be possible to start with the head, curling up the neck, then
procede to roll the body to upright while uncurling the neck?  It seems
that I've seen giraffe do something like that, but I can't recall off
hand.  

-Randy