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Re: Sauropod Necks As Weapons



On Tue, 10 Dec 2002, Dann Pigdon wrote:
> Richard W Travsky wrote:
> > 
> > Clever, but try it yourself - that is, bend over (situate yourself either
> > as standing up, or on all fours) and look between your back legs.
> > 
> > The limbs will obstruct your vision quite a bit. This would be cricital
> > if there are multiple predators. And if the critter is trying to escape at
> > the same time...
> 
> Even if you had such a long neck? You may not be able to see directly
> behind you (if the hind limbs are close together), but from such a
> distance you might just get a good view to the rear either side.

I'm also curious about the cognitive horsepower needed for processing info
upside down. Interesting scenario.