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Re: Bird-talk again...
From: STfirstname.lastname@example.org (Darren R. Grocke)
> One aspect I have noted lately is that
> nearly all birds hop when on the ground. Has there been any evidence found
> (tracks and traces) that dinosaurs hopped?
No. In fact it is extremely doubtful that they did. If I remember
correctly, the hopping gait in modern passerine birds is a side effect
of a specialization for perching. Non-perching birds do *not* hop
in general (look at an ostrich sometime - that is probably the best
living model for bipedal donosaurs).
> Even so, would many dinosaurs
> be capable of hopping?
Almost all small to mid-sized animals can hop *some*.
The peace of God be with you.