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Re: Parrish's neck work ...

Given the discussion of sauropod neck mobility, what would this imply about
the "resting position" of the neck?  Presumably, the
"s" shape of a bird like a duck, where the head is retracted over the body,
would not be possible, and just standing all the time with the neck sticking
straight out seems extremely uncomfortable.  With the side-to-side
flexibility, can we imagine something similar to the australian snake-necked
turtle, where the neck is wrapped around the body?  This looks weird but, if
not, just how would such an animal "get comfortable"?


M.J. Murphy

The Shapes of Things are Dumb.
- L. Wittgenstein