A larger body size, “More Time Eating?
There seems to be a basic rule of body size and the need for food: The larger an animal spends more time eating. This means that an elephant should devote much time each day to eat to satisfy his enormous appetite. As pointed out by Professor Martin Sander of the University of Bonn, this leads to one of the many mysteries surrounding the existing gigantic dinosaurs. Some of these beasts were so large that if we pay attention to that basic rule one day have to take 30 hours to larger dinosaurs were able to meet their energy demands.
Martin Sander is spokesman for a group of international research that seeks explanations for this and other paradoxes, and that for the first time, gives a plausible answer to the question that the group set out to answer six years ago: Why giant dinosaurs long neck might exist? The researchers also explain why land animals today are far from reaching sizes recorded during the Jurassic. One reason is that these animals chew today. In contrast, the giant dinosaurs gulped.
Chewing helps to digest food more quickly. But it is an action that requires time, a scarce resource with increasing size. In addition, it gives the following circumstances: The animals that chew need a bigger head, as the molars and the muscles need space to be accommodated. Therefore, the elephants have a rather large head.
However, the giant herbivorous dinosaur skulls were relatively small and lightweight. This feature allowed them to develop extremely long necks. And those tops turn helped them to eat the most efficient way possible, without having to constantly move his whole body of 80 tons from one side to another in the Jurassic savannah in search of their vegetables. They remained in detention for long periods in one place and used his neck to look smooth in your environment and collect their food. This was particularly important for heavier dinosaurs.
Probably the digestive process itself took several days the giant dinosaurs, due to the lack of molars. However, his stomach was so great that despite being so long their digestions still gave them enough energy at any time of day or night.
Moreover, the metabolism of these giant animals was very powerful. Lungs had astonishingly sophisticated, they were much more effective than those of humans. And it had other features that contribute to easing the neck.