Dinos that grew long necks despite trees being the same size as today - it's not adding up

>Grows prehistoric-sized longneck

>trees were the same size as today

it's not adding up?

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  1. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    The long neck wasn't for vertical reach.
    One sauropod can stand in one spot and it can use its long neck to graze on everything in reach.
    It was also a counterbalance for their tails which were used defensively. They would have been able to crack the tips of their tail like a whip.

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      >They would have been able to crack the tips of their tail like a whip.
      their tails didn't have the structural integrity to survive rapid bending at the speed of sound. The bones would've just popped out and flew across the countryside

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      wouldn't that neck be way too big to counterbalance the tail?

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      >One sauropod can stand in one spot and it can use its long neck to graze on everything in reach.
      I never bought this stupid theory. Animals don't evolve long necks to just...keep feeding from the ground.
      >It was also a counterbalance for their tails
      In brachiosaurs, mamenchisaurs and titanosaurs, the neck was much longer than the tail. Way overkill for what would've been needed for counterbalance.
      >They would have been able to crack the tips of their tail like a whip
      Diplodocids could, to a point, but the others couldn't.

      • 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        >Diplodocids could, to a point, but the others couldn't.
        there's no real reason to believe Diplodocids could

        • 2 years ago
          Anonymous

          That's why I said "to a point". They had longer tails than other sauropds that tapered off to a point. I have little doubt they could swing their tails around at predators. Cracking them like whips at actual whip speed, probably not so much.

  2. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    a lot of them were mostly eating grass, turns out theyre not like giraffes whose neck is so fricked they cant bend it down

  3. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    have you ever seen a tree? Anyway heres some big ass fossil trees in comparison to the heaviest Dinosaur known

  4. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    *blocks your path*

  5. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    >>trees were the same size as today
    You mean absolutely massive? You sound like you've never seen an adult oak tree in your life.

  6. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    There are trees today that would be too tall for them to feed on.

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      jesus chris that bee in the top left is gigantic!

  7. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    >be carnivore
    >bite the sauropod's tail, get it infected
    >wait for it to fall off
    >sauropod now can't keep its head up, can't move or feed properly, die

    Checkmate, longnecks

  8. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    We live in such a ruined world that most moderns don't even realize that only a few centuries ago there were absolutely massive trees compared to what we have now. A lot of people don't even realize that most "virgin forests" in the West have actually almost all been totally logged by now. Even in places like the Appalachians the rangers and park services will say things like "this forest has never been logged". That's a lie.

  9. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    how tall do you think trees are?

  10. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    trees were super giant back then, there's still some petrified trees all around the world

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      BASED moron

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      Looked this up:
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Devils_Tower

      There's no indication that this is a fossil tree. It sure is an impressive rock formation, though.

      • 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        It has rings and bark.

        • 2 years ago
          Anonymous

          No it doesn't. It's volcanic rock

          • 2 years ago
            Anonymous

            It’s a schizo conspiracy theory

            • 2 years ago
              Anonymous

              It's a fun one though.

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      Doesn’t this guy live in there

      • 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        where is this from?

        • 2 years ago
          Anonymous

          Three Headed Monster 1988, he lived in that mountain thing in the film

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      man, this would make a good video game universe.
      maybe have a god seed in it hatch, and a new world tree starts to grow up out of it. the original was cut by some interfering force, and the seed within has been feeding on the stump all this time and is ready to sprout.

      maybe have others across the planet also exist, their stumps hidden as mountains or something over these years. they sprout too, and it brings the metaphysical back to earth, so that the things described in old religions can start to happen again. new gods are born from the fruit of the trees.

      • 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        Ori and the blind forest is similar

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      This means something.
      This is important.

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      This tree was cut.

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      that's a big butte

      • 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        for you

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      Bros... I want to believe...

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      Why don't americans have trees?

  11. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    >Trees were the same size as today

    Trees today are huge, you moron

  12. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    At some point these dinosaurs just wanted to show off.

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      He ain't gonna be showing off to anyone with that virgin posture.

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