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RE: Sauropod-eating snakes
>Alas, it appears that madtsoiids like _Sanajeh_ lacked a large enough gape to
>swallow a big titanosaur whole. So they were stuck with targeting hatchlings
>and eggs (after crushing them first).
Wasn't too disappointed as the accompanying William Service narration describes
the engagement as an unsuccesful attack that seems plausible: the serpent
instinctively strikes the young sauropod and coils around it. It constricts
but fails to suffocate the prey item, then finally relinquishes its grip and
From: Tim Williams [firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Wednesday, 3 March 2010 10:14 AM
Cc: Choo, Brian
Subject: RE: Sauropod-eating snakes
Brian Choo <email@example.com> wrote:
> Immediately brought to mind William Stout's 1981 madstoiid
> vs titanosaur battle in "The New Dinosaurs".
Damn, me too!!! The illustration Brian is referring to is here:
Alas, it appears that madtsoiids like _Sanajeh_ lacked a large enough gape to
swallow a big titanosaur whole. So they were stuck with targeting hatchlings
and eggs (after crushing them first).
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