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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.
This 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
<david.marjanovic@gmx.at> wrote:
>>  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
>>  traits.
> No.
> Elephants chew. Sauropods couldn't.
> If you know a way to test whether food intake rate was a limiting factor for
> sauropods, please tell.