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Re: Parrish's neck work ...



In a message dated 99-04-30 15:24:43 EDT, you write:

<< 
 Would there be any evolutionary advantage to having such a long neck, if  
the 
 head couldn't be lifted to snack on treetops.  It doens't seem logical that  
 sauropods would develop as they did, and not be able to lift their heads 
 above 10 or 12 feet.  
  >>

  Certainly! A bison can cut a 2 foot wide swath, but a Diplodocus or 
Barosaurus could cut one 10-20 feet wide. They could devour a maximum amount 
of acreage with a minimum amount of energy expended. Dan Varner.