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DINOSAUR ANATOMY AND BEHAVIOR
General Anatomy Size Teeth Herds, Packs Offense Defense Reproduction, Nests & Eggs Blood Pressure
Skeleton Tails Brains Male or Female? Skin Diet Locomotion Life Span Hot or Cold Blooded?


HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE


Brachiosaurus The heads (and brains) of the long-necked dinosaurs were held high above their hearts. In the larger sauropods, the head could be up to 26 feet (8 m) above the heart! This presents a problem in blood-flow engineering. Paleontologists use giraffes as models to estimate Brachiosaurus blood flow. Brachiosaurus' neck articulation was more vertical (giraffe-like) than a lot of other sauropods, and could feed at heights of about 30 feet.

In order to pump enough oxygenated blood to the head to operate a Brachiosaurus' brain (even this tiny sauropod brain) would require:

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DINOSAUR ANATOMY AND BEHAVIOR
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