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Re: Sidestepping dinosaurs; Triceratops maneuverability

[Larry Dunn wrote] Were dinosaur legs configured to sidestep? Didn't their legs just go back and forth?

I personally don't think theropods were the most adept sidesteppers (but I'm not the biggest theropod expert either). Would the enclosed structure and lateral orientation of the acetabulum have greatly limited lateral movement?

[Larry Dunn wrote] In fact, would not Triceratops have been more
maneuverable than T. rex?  (Not faster.)

Someone wrote years ago (I think it was Rolf Johnson) about how even with a semi-erect forelimb, ceratopsids would be quite maneuvarable.

Andy Farke

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