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Re: rearing up (long)



> > 4.  Lastly, if sauropods weren't eating the trees, who was?
> > Sorry for the long note.--Ken Clay, M.D.
> >
> I agree. Totally. 
> I think that sauropods could rear up. They 'ate' the trees. What 
> other function could their long necks have then to reach up? (except 
> maybe for butting/strangling  in mating/territorial-disputes etc). 

[snipped]
> 
> J. A. Dol

Speaking of all this: is there a study anywhere that combines relevant 
palaeontological and palaeobotanical evidence (i.e. that demonstrates 
the need of sauropods to rear up because of the height of treetops)? 
Anyone?

Ilja

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