Unformatted text preview: Diplodocus-long thin skin dinosaur Long narrow pleaded skull, Brachiosaurus- repsentents the heavistest known type of sauropod Bird gas exchange-pigeon – filled with air sacs go throughout the body into the bones-large surface area to size to maintain high metabolic rate How did Sauropods support it all? -the level of the head is hanging down off the vertical column, mechanical prlblems of supporting the body , needs framework to hold up its neck....
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- Fall '08
- metabolic rate, Argentina Plateosaurus, sauropod Bird, hard metabolic work, sauropod Bird gas