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Re: Ceratopsians: sprawling or straight?
>I know Greg Paul says they couldn't have sprawled because trackways
>prove otherwise. Good point. But hasn't it been determined that it
>would've been physically impossible for ceratopsians (or ceratopians,
>you're so inclined) to fit their legs under their torsos in a
>manner? How much of this is a Bakkeristic "they were like rhinos
>because they are cooler that way?"
>Hey, just asking.
Steven Czerkas claims (and has illustrated in Dinosaurs: a global view)
that it was some kind of "high sprawl." He also claims that articulated
skeletons will bear this out. The illustration shows a ceratopsian that
is massively pigeon-toed-- his feet turn almost directly inward. This
doesn't seem to jive with any trackways I know of (not that I know lot).
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