In a message dated 98-07-20 12:58:01 EDT, you write: << Wait a minute. Are we trying to put sauropods back in the swamps here? Eating soft vegetation? The more things change... >> I seem to remember a paper in "Paleo, Paleo, Paleo" back in the 70's by a Russian scientist that suggested that some sauropods "harvested" peat. Does anyone here remember that one? Dan Varner.