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Re: Not: why the long face? but:why the long neck?
Without some very precise data, figuring out the most important
selective components for something like that is going to be darn-near
impossible. However, It is worth noting that the strength and length
of the neck are biomechanically important for feeding in varanids.
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On Oct 9, 2009, at 8:10 AM, David Peters wrote:
Curious for reasons as to what certain monitors do with their long,
Spying seems to be one reason. And if they're evasive, perhaps it
gives a little extra time to spot and run?