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Re: Dromeasaur tails



meeks1977@comcast.net wrote:

> I had a questions about the tails of dromeasaurs.  I know that there have 
> been tendons found on the tail vertebrae which suggested that they were stiff 
> and used for balance.  However, a lot of artists now depict these dinosaurs 
> with tails that are high up in the air.  Is that possible?

Although much of the length was stiffened, the very base of the tail was
extremely flexible. It could easily have bent up to 90 degrees straight
up. I'm not sure how much lateral flexibility it had though.


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