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Re: Mobile T.rex
When you watch the swinging tail and hips of the miniature from below, it is
very obvious that the tail is both balancing the animal and helping to drive
the legs; the hips oscillate back and forth in synch. The tail is obviously
quite central to locomotion in rexes. Quite fascinating and lovely to watch.
Richard W. Travsky wrote:
> On Thu, 31 Mar 2005, Ralph Miller wrote:
> > See a few photos of Hall Train's miniature _T. rex_ skeleton
> > controlled by rods so as to demonstrate tyrannosaur locomotion. For
> Every time I look at something like this, I can't help but wonder why
> these critters don't fall down - they look unbalanced. There must be a lot
> of weight in the hip and tail regions.