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RE: Neck Defense



On Mon, 20 Mar 2006, Tim Williams wrote:
Andrew Simpson wrote:

Violent neck swingers. besides size and maybe biting, it's their only defense.

Only defence? There's also:

Body armour - in many titanosaurs and _Agustinia_ (if it isn't a titanosaur)

Tail-club - as in _Shunosaurus_

I'm glad you mentioned colossal size - good for kicking and treading on those pesky theropods. Defense is probably the reason sauropods got so big in the first place.

With that size and mass, body slamming, or just plain running into an attacker, would probably be effective.