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Since when was there anything more than a skull of _Torosaurus_? Where did
they get the forelimbs from? The whole skeleton?
Now here is the obvious point: no matter how much you yank bones around into
places and say "This is the only way it can go," if it doesn't fit the
trackways, you're wrong! That was obvious from the start with ceratopians.
Now the bones are finally being put into the places where they actually fit,
and work with the trackways, no yanking required.
Sleeping while standing up:
I suspect the only dinosaurs capable of locking their knees so as to sleep
while standing up, would be the ones least apt to do that. I am speaking of
sauropods. They are capable of locking their knees (maybe), but I doubt that
they would because I don't think that they did much sleeping (if any at all),
and of course we all know that this can be proven one way or the other ; ).
I think that, because they were so large and had such small mouths they
needed to eat almost constantly, and any time not spent feeding (i.e.
sleeping) was in a way wasted.
Some other candidates for sleeping while standing up are stegosaurs. All
other dinosaurs (yet discovered; though that's implied) have perminently
flexed knees and elbows that would be dislocated _a lot_ if they tried to
straighten them, so I doubt any of them slept while standing.
That's it for real discussion. Now two requests.
Does anyone know of any good books for about the twelve-year-old range that
are fairly recent?
To Micky Rowe: is there any way to cut down the size of the dinosaur
digests? AOL won't take most of them as a single peice of mail and forces me
to download extremely large documents.