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Re: Sauropod browsing energetics
May I suggest that those viewing sauropods as extinct mammals do bother to RTFP?
No, not the low-neck one.
it is open access, too, so no excuses!
for those who can't be bothered with text content and prefer a simple
figure, this is the one:
On Fri, Mar 25, 2011 at 9:19 PM, David Marjanovic
>> Given that elephants are known to need to forage as much as 22 hours
>> a day to find enough food, and sauropods were much bigger than
>> elephants (apparently because they *had* to be) -- it seems doubtful
>> that *anything* outweighed an increase in absolute browsing capacity,
>> in terms of evolutionary advantage accruing to certain morphological
> Elephants chew. Sauropods couldn't.
> If you know a way to test whether food intake rate was a limiting factor for
> sauropods, please tell.