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Re: Ye Olde, change the title already
>At 10:09 PM 8/11/97 -0500, bruce thompson wrote:
>>Isn't there still some debate on the Triceratops' posture?
>Well, yes and no. I think the specimens being used to argue the issue are
>other genera (Torosaurus, I believe). However, there is no reason to expect
>the posture of _Triceratops_ to be any different, as the known post-cranial
>anatomy is very similar in all ceratopsians.
>However, the *trackway* evidence is strongly against the most sprawling
>gait currently proposed. It is most consistent with a fully erect posture,
>and is marginally consistent with a bow-legged posture for the front limbs
>- but one with the manus still pointed "forward".
>(By bow-legged I mean a posture with the elbows bent outwards but the manus
>still underneath the body, as opposed to a sprawling gait, where the manus
>would be placed outboard of the body).
Plug time. I did an article for Dinosaur World on this topic. It'll be
out in a few months and you can find out what conclusion I came to