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Re: late thoughts: misunderstand the neck?

I think if the strike missed there was ample time for predator get-away, and if it didn't miss, dead sauropod. If I am wrong about neck strength, and the neck became a problem, just let go! As to sauropods stomping theropods... well, I just don't think the theropods were THAT slow.

As to your last question: "How many pre-mortem bite marks have even been found on a large adult sauropod fossil?"

my first thought: "how many times have sauropods been found minus one or more neckbones (or skulls) ?"

whether or not the sauropod survived the encounter with such a predator, the damage might've made those particular parts less likely to survive fossilization than the rest of the skeleton.

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