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Re: Sauropod Necks
From: Rachel A Hyde
Hmmm...I thought that the latest theory was that long-necked dinosaurs
didn't stretch up to take leaves from high branches as the heart wouldn't
pump blood all that way vertically? Instead, the neck moved around in a
more horizontal motion. One dino, found in China, had a mighty long neck
reinforced by plates with long protrusions fitting into the next one for
extra strength. I can't remember its name but on seeing it at an exhibition
my initial reaction was to think that they had put it together wrong!
I am therefore keen to put the record straight about the necks and have
missed the first part of the sauropod necks debate I think...
... This is what happens when you watch too much on th National Geograhic