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Re: Sauropod Energetics (Peristaltic pumps for arteries?)



On Wed, 25 Jan 2006, Guy Leahy wrote:

The following article discusses why such a solution to
high blood pressures in rearing sauropods is unlikely:
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Proceedings: Biological Sciences
ISSN: 0962-8452 (Paper) 1471-2954 (Online)
Issue: Volume 267, Number 1455 / September 22, 2000

Pages: 1883 - 1887
DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2000.1225
URL: Linking Options
Hearts, neck posture and metabolic intensity of
sauropod dinosaurs
[...]

So, how big can a giraffe get? What's the biggest one on record? (since they're about it for something analogous)