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Re: Sauropod necks????

David Marjanovic wrote:

> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "don ohmes" <d_ohmes@yahoo.com>
> Sent: Wednesday, May 18, 2005 5:52 PM
> > Long necks in large sauropods probably served to
> > enhance the _kilos of forage per step_ ratio.
> Is holding a neck horizontally and swinging it around really cheaper than
> taking a few steps? GSP says no...

Perhaps not cheaper, but certainly safer. It would seem to me that the
fewer steps an adult sauropod had to take the better. A single stumble
would probably have crippled the largest animals.


Dann Pigdon
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