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Re: Sufferin' Sauropods

--- "Jaime A. Headden" <qilongia@yahoo.com> wrote:
>   Indeed. The problem with trackways, and often the benefit to them, is
> the preservation of an exact moment. But it only preserves _a_ moment. The
> speed of a sauropod can only be tested with the trackways, and unless we
> find a trackway showing a sauropod moving more exceptionally than what it
> appears to have (around human walk speed) we can only think that that
> sauropod is moving at that speed, and based on the prevalence of speeds
> taken from various tracksites around the world and through time, sauropods
> _generally_ moved at slow speeds.

But wouldn't it be more accurate to say that sauropods generally moved at slow
speeds *in muddy areas*?

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