A forthcoming issue of The Journal of Zoology will contain our paper on why sexual selection was not the main driver of neck elongation in sauropods. That journal’s “Early View” facility publishes online before print, so it’s available to the world already.
- Taylor, Michael P., David W. E. Hone, Mathew J. Wedel and Darren Naish. 2011. The long necks of sauropods did not evolve primarily through sexual selection. Journal of Zoology, Early View (Online Version of Record published before inclusion in an issue). doi: 10.1111/j.1469-7998.2011.00824.x
High resolution figures
You can get these from Mike’s web-site. They’re the same figures as appear in the paper, but in higher resolutions.
- Why did sauropods have such long necks? [pre-publication teaser]
- Why the long necks? Probably not sexually selection.
- How long was the neck of Diplodocus?
Elsewhere on the Web
- Sauropod necks – what were they for? on co-author Dave Hone’s Archosaur Musings.
- Necks for sex? No thank you, we’re sauropod dinosaurs on co-author and SV-POW!sketeer Darren Naish’s Tetrapod Zoology.
- Neck multifunctionality, again on Archosaur Musings.
- Evolution, sex and dinosaur necks on the BBC’s Wonder Monkey.