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Re: Neck Defense



> > Of modern animals that use the tail as a whip
> there is the african 
> > monitor lizard. Can fend off a lion with it.
> 
> Not a very hungry lion, I'd imagine. In all honesty,
> sauropods could 
> have even had poisonous flesh and/or spurs adorning
> their tails. It'd 
> certainly make a lot of sense for the very young
> sauropods.
> 

How about a tail with an easily removed end, similar
to that of some modern lizards?  Such a feature might
be discernible in the vertebrae.

Glen Ledingham