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Re: Sauropod Necks As Weapons



On Mon, 9 Dec 2002, Williams, Tim wrote:
> [...] 
> And to respond to the original question in this thread: I think it
> implausible that the neck would be used as a weapon when the tail could have
> served at least as effectively to "swat" an approaching theropod.  Some
> sauropods may even have had tails specialized for this purpose ("whiplash"
> tails; tail-clubs.)

Both neck and tail no doubt could have been used. The problem with the
tail usage is being able to see the target to hit effectively.

The vulnerability of the neck might be overstated.