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Re: mammal mystery



From: John Bois <jbois@umd5.umd.edu>
 > An animal moving through 
 > tangled vegetation presents a smaller surface area if it goes head
 > first rather than torso first.  Quadrupeds go head first and have
 > fewer obstacles to deal with because of it. 
 > 
This is also true of dinosaur style bipeds.  Only us silly humans
do something as odd as going belly first.  In all dinosaurs I know
of the torso was more or less horizontal, just as it is in quadru-
peds.

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