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Re: The bigger they were...



On Tue, 4 Nov 2003, Dann Pigdon wrote:
> > [...]
> 
> And yet elephants aren't phased by mud. In fact, they seek it out to
> wallow in in hot weather (and to keep bighting insects at bay). It would
> have to be very deep mud indeed in order for an adult sauropod not to be
> able to pull its feet free. Such deep mud is generally dangerous to all
> but feather-weights, and thus avoided by any species (unless you're a
> Jacana or a mudskipper).
> 
> The manus-only prints of sauropods may represent forays into muddy
> areas, since the more compact front feet would likely sink slightly
> deeper. As the solidified deposits wear down, eventually only manus
> prints are left.

Hmmm. Anything found that looks like a sauropod (or other
beastie) wallowing spot?