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Re: Sauropod Necks

I suppose if it were true about the head biting thing,there would be ample
evidence of tooth marks on the remaining vertebrae. Has anyone documented
this one way or the other???
-----Original Message-----
From: Gigi and Ralph <gbabcock@best.com>
To: sarima@friesen.net <sarima@friesen.net>
Cc: larryf@capital.net <larryf@capital.net>; Scott Hartman
<scott_hartman@hotmail.com>; mbonnan@hotmail.com <mbonnan@hotmail.com>;
dinosaur@usc.edu <dinosaur@usc.edu>
Date: Sunday, July 16, 2000 2:27 PM
Subject: Re: Sauropod Necks

>I've also read somewhere (great reference, huh?) that the joint connecting
>sauropod skull to the cervical vertebrae (neck) allows considerable
>at this juncture, but is unfortunately a very weak joint, which tends to
>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.
>-- Ralph W. Miller III       gbabcock@best.com
>"Oh stream of life, run you slow or fast, all streams reach the sea at