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Re: Dilophosaurus Forelimb Bone Maladies
On 3/3/2016 3:39 PM, Dann Pigdon wrote:
> I often wonder whether sauropods ever dared to drink
water directly from rivers or waterbodies, given
> the size of some of the crocodilians about during the
Mesozoic. A drinking sauropod would seem to
> present an easily killed target if it presented its head
in a convenient position to be swiftly
> decapitated. Perhaps there's a reason why we find so many
headless sauropod fossils. :-)
Might that depend on how firmly attached it is. Consider
Crocodile Attacks Elephant at Watering Hole
The trunk has no bone, yet the trunk tip did not come off.
Some interesting mechanics here as the elephant also
thrashed and partially lifted the croc out of the water.
Would similar behavior break a sauropod's neck, or sever it?