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Re: 'MAMMALS MAKE LOUSY REPTILES'
> =How does it "lean back" without using its forelimbs? It seems to me
> =like to only way to shift the animals balance backward would be to
> =push off with the forelimbs. If it isn't using these, exactly what
> =is it flexing or tilting or whatever to shift the center of gravity?
> elephants (to use a sample that is viewable today) first bend their
> knees (yes, on the back legs), then sit back on their haunches, and
> then lift their front legs off the ground to rear up. The lack of a
> push-back by the front legs is probably because the front legs are
> pretty straight and wouldn't give much vertical lift if flexed.
Dumb question - in JP (the movie) they had the brachiosaur clearly flex its
front legs and push off with them to get it to rear. Could a brachiosaur
have done this?
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