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Re: Sauropod ONP...and energetics

Scott Selberg wrote:
>    In this scenario,the long whiplash tails were not used primarily for
> protection from predators, but for use to put space between individual
> sauropods,that each individual within the group created around itself a sort
> of movable territory,and that the long neck was useful for gathering up the
> food within this "bubble".

Whiplash tails would also have made fine 'whiskers', letting animals
know whether another herd member was behind them (where they couldn't be
seen) and how far away they were.


Dann Pigdon
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