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BAKKER'S SWIMMING PREDATORS QUOTE



Stephen Throop wrote:

> Could _T rex_ swim well?  Here's Robert Bakker: "But dinosaurs didn't
> produce any swimming predators at all."

I think this statement is being misconstrued. I don't believe that Bakker
meant that no theropod could swim, only that no theropod lineage produced a
fully-aquatic form, as _Metriorhynchus_ from the crocodiles and
_Mosasaurus_  from monitor lizards.

Brian Franczak (franczak@ntplx.net)