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Re: Sauropod ONP...and energetics

Playing Devil's Advocate for a moment, ostriches,
rheas and emus all have long necks, and all are
primarily grazers... :-)  In addition, cassowary diets
consist in large part of fruit which has fallen to the
forest floor.  Even if sauropods fed primarily from
shoulder height, this would still mean foraging at 2-3
meters above ground level, with some tall-shouldered
taxa(brachiosaurs) feeding at still higher levels.  

Guy Leahy

--- dinoboygraphics@aol.com wrote:
> Please, someone, explain how on earth a long neck is
> of benefit to any 
> grazer/low browser?
> Scott Hartman
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> Wyoming Dinosaur Center
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