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RE: Sauropod Necks As Weapons
Dann Pigdon wrote:
>Of course giraffes don't have a large heavy tail, and perhaps if they
>did, they wouldn't use their heads for defence quite so much.
This reminds me of something I read in Crichton's Lost World a few years
ago. One of the characters in the book suggests that perhaps some
sauropods grew such long necks in order to counterbalance their long,
whip-like tails, and not _vice versa_. Has there been any serious
thought given to this? Or is it even something to be taken seriously?
Undergraduate Student, Carleton University
Vertebrate Paleontology & Paleoecology
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