Quoting "Richard W. Travsky" <email@example.com>:
On Sat, 28 Feb 2009, Dann Pigdon wrote:Quoting Jura <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
Fair enough. I was actually responding to a statement made about stegosaurs having to turn their backs on their adversaries. Presenting one's broad side to a predator removes the "need" for a long neck to see behind.
Turning into a U-shape would have worked well against only one predator, but it may have left the outside flank horribly exposed to a second predator (unless the stegosaur backed up against something).
Or in a group of other stegosaurs...
Now I'm imagining a 'flower of stegosaurs', something like the aerial views of a scene from an Esther Williams movie (only with more spikes).