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Re: Lack of Running Giant Theropod Tracks
On 11/29/2010 12:49 AM, Richard W. Travsky wrote:
Tactical implications -- 1) a sauropod faced w/ a large-jawed tall biped
directly in it's path could not likely just ignore it and keep on
truckin'... the long skinny neck would require some sort of
rearing/turning behavior to defend.
Hmmm. Or, speed up? That would be a lot of mass to oppose...
The idea that the sauropod could lead with it's chin, which is a
considerable distance from 'all that mass' seems a little suspect.
Then there is that "speed up" idea. THEY WERE SLOW. Unless you want to
engage in special pleading relative to nerve transmission speed and
muscle composition/capability, that is the presumption.
Although they might have made great sumo wrestlers.