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Sauropod tipping....



>From: Richard W Travsky <rtravsky@uwyo.edu>
>To: dinosaur@usc.edu
>Subject: Re: Resting Sauropods
>Message-ID: <Pine.GSO.3.96.980715150007.23982A-100000@asuwlink>
>
>On Tue, 14 Jul 1998, Roy Nash wrote:
> [...]
> My guess is they just stood there. Giraffes do this - they are able to
> somehow lock their legs.  As sauropods probably lived in herds (or
whatever
> the collective term is) they may well have slept propped up on each
other.
>
>This brings the image to mind of a row of sauropods falling over like
>dominoes if they all leaned in the same direction.

Or some nasty sneaky juvenile theropods sneaking about and going "sauropod
tipping" :)
(Maybe that's what T-Rex's arms were for. :) )

-----Steve