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

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>Grows prehistoric-sized longneck
>trees were the same size as today

it’s not adding up?

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  1. 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.

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    • >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

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    • >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.

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

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        • 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.

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

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

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  4. >>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.

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  5. >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

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  6. 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.

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