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Re: Sauropod browsing energetics



2011/3/28 Richard W. Travsky <rtravsky@uwyo.edu>:
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>> For the productivity available to the sauropods to limit their energy
>> expanditure you not only need to invoke habitats with low plant
>> density, you may also take into account limited distributions with
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> Or low quality?
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Also possibly...

I was thinking... given that dinosaurs are as a mean bigger than
modern amniotes, perhaps biomass and consumption by vertebrates was
larger in the Mesozoic than today. Sorry about the ignorance, but, may
have primary production been greater than today? In that case, may
there be some correlation between primary production and catalysis
because of the Mesozoic relatively higher temperatures?