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Re: Running T. rex
> > I've just heard Olivier Rieppel say on the radio that Sue was unable
> >to run, that ?she could only walk. How come? Have I listened correctly,
> >is ?she 13,5 m long? Thanks in advance for answers. :-)
> I just asked Olivier about this, and he responded with "I was on the
Not live, of course. Austrian radio, so Ö1, probably, today, just before I
> But to answer your question - a lot of it depends on what you mean by
> "run." Work by Matt Carrano, John Hutchinson, and others suggests that
> suspensory locomotion (i.e. running in such a way that both feet are off
> the ground at the same time at some point in the gait) would have been
> unlikely. If we define "run" that way, then T. rex may not have been a
He didn't say "run", he said convolutely "couldn't run at such speeds that
it would have been necessary that both legs were at any time simultanously
off the ground" (not a literal quote, he was speaking German).
Why is this considered unlikely?