via Imgflip Meme Generator Long necked dinosaurs like the brachisaurus are the most iconic dinosaurs conspicuously absent from the Lizardmen/Seraphon roster. I've been watching a lot of TierZoo on Youtube and animals tend to have unique traits because it helps survivability. If Lustria does have longnecks, I don't think the Lizardmen would want to bother trying to tame them as warbeasts or beasts of burden, but barring that, would long necks dinosaurs survive in the Lustrian and Southlands jungles? Not every dinosaur needs to be part of the Lizardmen's army. I'm not sure. A long neck is good for reaching food in high places and it's good for spotting threats from a long distance. In theory a long neck could let them bite or headbutt enemies at a distance but this exposes their necks to deadly attacks, or in the phraseology of TierZoo, they are vulnerable to being oneshoted by large predators. There are certainly plenty of tall trees that long necked dinosaurs could snack on the leaves from, but the jungles of Lustria is so thick, I'm not sure how much of a visibility bonus they would get. A brachiasaurus or a dinosaur like it would probably be schooled by a Carnosaur pretty easily. They would probably be big enough to handle other Lustrian predators...at least the beasts. A longneck dinosaur would be very easy for a pack of Lizardmen to bring down. Especially if you had Skinks and Kroxigor working together. They'd be easy to find and easy to kill and they'd have a lot of meat. It might be a case that large longneck dinsoaurs could be driven to extinction between the predation of Lizardmen and Carnosaurs unless they bred very fast which seems implausible for something that big. I kind of created Tallosaurs as a longneck dinosaur for my fluff pieces though I omitted describing them in detail. Now I'm wondering if they should not be longnecks. Herbivores need some kind of defense. Sure predators might have the edge, but prey species need some means of defending themselves so they live long enough to raise offspring. Speed, armor, stealth, climbing, flying, tunneling, natural weapons, something. Do you guys thing longneck dinosaurs are plausible in Lustrian jungles as a viable herbivore species? What about dwarf longneck dinsoaurs? If not longneck dinosaurs, what do Carnosaurs eat? If Carnosaurs' primary prey species is Stegadons than they would probably be slowly dying off. Even if a Carnsoaur wins 9 out of 10 fights with a Stegadons, eventually they will lose or they will "win" a fight only to die from their wounds later. I do think long neck pleisaurs would be more viable in the Amaxon River though they'd be a little bit smaller than the Loch Ness but plenty big enough to be the top tier predator of the rivers. Anyway, longnecks, let's hear your thoughts!