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Re: Jobaria and the Elephant Commit Suicide



-----Original Message-----
From: dbensen <dbensen@gotnet.net>
To: STARSONG@prodigy.net <STARSONG@prodigy.net>
Cc: larryf@capital.net <larryf@capital.net>; Richard W Travsky
<rtravsky@uwyo.edu>; dinosaur@usc.edu <dinosaur@usc.edu>
Date: Friday, November 12, 1999 11:57 PM
Subject: Re: Jobaria and the Elephant Commit Suicide


(snip)

Apparently, their fore-legs COULD stand the stresses when the
>sauropods descended back onto them.  (however, I still have the mental
picture
>of the giant beast lifting its upper body majestically into the air, then
>crashing down onto its forelegs and popping a shoulder), but I guess I am
>thinking of large mammals (which have more weight near the forelimbs, being
>derived from quadripedal ancestors) and not the bottom heavy, biped derived
>sauropods.
>
>Dan
>
>


Not to mention their huge, counterbalancing tails...8^)