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    Sauropoda Research Paper

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    Sauropoda For my dinosaur, I chose to research the Sauropoda. According to scientists, the Sauropoda was thought to be alive during the late Triassic period, which was roughly 65 million years ago. As a result of scientist’s theories, they believe that the Sauropoda was killed of at some point during the cretaceous period. Sauropoda means,”Lizard footed”. Because scientist have found more and more information about these dinosaurs, they are still coming up with different theories. The Sauropoda had a very long neck to help them reach different plants and trees. They also had very small brains and blunt teeth. These particular dinosaurs had very large stomachs. The large stomachs were necessary when eating because the Sauropoda only ate plants. Because of their blunt teeth, it allowed them to chew the plants fully. According to scientists, the Sauropoda walked very slowly because they had four short legs which had five toes on them. The sauropoda had nostrils that were located on the top of their skull often by the eyes. Often…

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    Sauropod Neck Structure

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    Introduction Sauropods, the large behemoths of their time, have incredible body structures that include massive weight and length. While a lot is known about these dinosaurs from current fossil records, there is still much to learn. The ability to move and support their appendages (primarily the neck and tail) is one aspect of these dinosaurs where research continues to provide new answers. This paper seeks to examine some of the more current research regarding sauropod neck functionality and…

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    the diapsids was slow, and is likely attributed to the improved respiration in diapsids provided by their erect gait. What were the first dinosaurs like and where did they live? [4] The first dinosaurs were the agile, bipedal carnivores, Herrerasaurus and Eoraptor. Herrerasaurus and Eoraptor differed in size (Eoraptor was about one meter in length, Herrerasaurus was between three and six meters in length), but this pair invariably possessed carnivore-like characteristics (grasping, clawed…

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