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Re: Ceratopsian gait (was Re: Oviraptor)
In a message dated 98-03-20 02:32:59 EST, you write:
<< but I seem to recall that the study
showed that the forelimbs could not have articulated directly beneath
the body without serious dislocation. Is this not a popular view then?
Of course this does not relate to protoceratops itself, so for all
I know Tracy's statement may well be true, but any chance to stir
the coals... :) >>
Yes I read that myself and I was rather surprised
It seems they werent sprawling like gators (or most past museum displays
eighter) but they held a reptilian High walk by default.
this is due to the fact that the shoulder blades mets closer in the front of
the chest than mammals and the dinosaurs in question had much shallower
sockets than mammals.
in "Dinosaur A Global view" Czerkas. they mention that this aplies to all
do sauropods count for this as well?
and how would this affect locomotion?