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Fw: Sauropod "swimming" trackway




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> From: Michael Purvis <vraptor@gte.net>
> To: bettyc@flyinggoat.com
> Subject: Re: Sauropod "swimming" trackway
> Date: Monday, July 13, 1998 7:47 PM
> 
> 
>  If memory serves, that trackway was shown to be a case of the actual
> trackway surface being eroded away, thus preserving only the deeper
> "undertrack" layers deformed by the animal's weight. It actually is of an
> animal walking on dry land. (That is, as dry as can be expected of a
> surface that preserves animal tracks.)
>  
> > Was it perhaps water pressure on the internal organs at that depth that
> > helped eliminate sauropods from water?.
> > And if so, how to account for the 'swimming sauropod' trackway?
> > 
>