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Re: Bouncing Allosaurs
I'm sure there was a bit of artistic license used by the WWD animators to
make the animals more life-like to the average viewer. I noted that the large
theropods were constantly doing a "dog-shake" with their heads and others
have commented on the diplodocuses(?) quivering like a sackful of jello at
every footfall. I did admire to gait of the running Coelophysis which was
very "un-bouncey", however.
Another thing I noted is the angle of articulation of the skull and
cervicals with the neck meeting the skull from above in the carnosaurs and
Coelophysis. Is this correct? I suspect it is, as Greg Paul shows it in
Allosaurus and he's da Man. I just wonder if I've missed a paper on this due
to spending too much time underwater. Dan Varner.