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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
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.