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Re: Sauropod Necks

I've also read somewhere (great reference, huh?) that the joint connecting the
sauropod skull to the cervical vertebrae (neck) allows considerable flexibility
at this juncture, but is unfortunately a very weak joint, which tends to snap
apart during postmortem disturbance, so that the crania and postcrania are
usually disarticulated and may be transported some distance from one another by
water currents.

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"Oh stream of life, run you slow or fast, all streams reach the sea at last."