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Re: Sitting down.



> Date:          Thu, 22 May 1997 00:02:34 -0400
> Reply-to:      dinosaur@interport.net
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> Subject:       Sitting down.

> It has become de rigeur to paint or mount bipedal dinos in a "running"
> position: the legs in some sort of dramatic "frozen moment" position
> and  head and tail extended.
> 
> One would only suppose that these poor beasts sat down sometimes. 
> 
> So the question is, what did they look like sitting? How did they sit?
> Is anyone aware of "sitting" portraits?

I know at least one "sitting" portrait of an allosaur by Gregory 
Paul, which appeared in Steven Stanley's 'Earth and Life through 
time': it figures a very placid allosaur, lying down  in the foreground, 
contemplating a gathering of sauropods and stegosaurs around a 
drinking pool. 

Pieter Depuydt