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Re: don' t think that flies
Quoting "Richard W. Travsky" <email@example.com>:
> >> Tending would require staying in the same locality for an extended period
> >> of time and local food resources for a creature the size of a sauropod
> >> sure would run out.
> > Lots of animals fast while tending their nests. Sauropods could have
> > built up huge reserves of fat prior to nesting.
> I would think that'd conjure up a whole different set of issues!
> I have this horrible image now of a fat sauropod...
The area around the base of the tail would be a handy place to store fat. It's
a popular storage
place for many types of reptiles and mammals. Perhaps male sauropods even found
rounded derriere attractive in a lady (cue Sir Mix-a-lot).
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