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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-

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