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Re: cause of Gigantism in sauropods

On 2/11/2011 11:22 PM, Jaime Headden wrote:
My off the cuff impression is that of jaw-based grappling and then
disabling through progressively more grievous wounds.

A bite-and-hold strategy has been employed by humans to capture large animals, albeit by proxy -- large dogs being used to do the actual biting-and-holding.

Given that wolves are generally cited as slashers, a comparison of the cross-sectional tooth shapes of pure wolves and dogs specifically bred to bite-and-hold (e.g., pitbulls) might be interesting...