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Re: "Heel to Toe"

  If the question was "when dinosaur's feet hit the ground during locomotion,
did the toes hit the ground first, or did the 'back' of the foot hit first"
than perhaps I have some sort of answer.  Of course, I'm going to refer to
bipedal dinosaurs here since I'm using emus as an example.  I've watched many a
slow motion tape on ratites, and it appears that the toes hit first.  There
were a few cases where the 'heel' hit first, but those occured when the animal
twisted and turned in an odd fashoin.  I hope that helps somewhat.  I know that
there are those, like Horner, who believe that the 'heel' hit first, at least
for the tyrannosaurs.
  David Krentz