Sauropods have left an indelible mark on the human psyche, despite the fact that no human has ever seen one.
As collection editor Andy Farke writes, there is only so much one can tease from a skeleton. Although we may never know the exact details of sauropod biology, the research presented here goes a long way towards marking those boundaries of biological probability.
Not too bad for animals that have been dead for over 65 million years!
Want more on sauropods? Go to the source. Full versions of the previously highlighted PLOS ONE sauropod studies are freely available for your reading and re-use in the newly released collection, Sauropod Gigantism. This collection, containing fourteen research papers and accompanying blog posts, is also available free as a downloadable e-book from the open-access science publisher PLOS.