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Re: cause of Gigantism in sauropods

On Thu, 10 Feb 2011, Don Ohmes wrote:

So why would an elite predator gnaw bones? I am guessing the
"drumsticks" would have been a tad on the chewy side...

Calcium needs? Smaller bones may well have been eaten incidentally.

Also -- tactically, it is logical that a giant biped that attacked a
giant quad in an area where preservation was likely to occur (i.e., a
swamp), would BE the fossil... albeit a flat one.

Attacked enough to cause weakening or hobbling? Don't have to hang on ;)