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Re: "Cursoriality", etc.



>>Instead, a number of past giants show signs of running ability similar
to
>>that of rhinos and big ground birds. 

I thought the largest ground birds like Moas and the earlier Dinornis had
very thick legs with heavy bones. They seem better adapted to walking and
standing which places the strain on compression more than flexion like
running. It seems these animals weren't really capable of great speed
like modern ostriches and Emus.
Please correct me if I'm wrong.

Christopher.