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Re: FW: SWIMMING HADROSAURS



Betty Cunningham wrote:

>Another way to say the same thing is that crocs swim with their tails,
>and BOTH legs wiggle in tandem with the tail while swimming.

The hind legs of crocs are splayed out to the sides of the anumal while
slow swimming and act as stabalisers. They have no propulsive function and
any "wiggles" are a result of movements from the tail. In fast pursuit
mode, the hindlegs are tucked in against the body.

Cheers, Paul


Dr Paul M.A. Willis
Consulting Vertebrate Palaeontologist
Quinkana Pty Ltd
pwillis@ozemail.com.au