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Re: Swimming Dinosaurs, 1980
Another possible explanation is that the tracks are a take off track
where the animal got lighter as it flapped it's wings and ascended
away. Since there is no anatomy associated and the size of the animal
was ostrich, it is possible. There was no data in the article that
talked about distance between tracks (running or walking).
Frank (Rooster) Bliss
On Oct 19, 2005, at 10:18 AM, Roberto Takata wrote:
On 10/19/05, Richard W. Travsky <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
Coombs, W. P., Jr. 1980. Swimming ability of carnivorous dinosaurs.
The Science News article implies that this was the first, or rather
second, reported find of swimming tracks. Coombs is quoted as saying
"similar tracks have been reported only one other time".
Well, AFAIK, Gillette (Tracking Dinosaurs) is skeptical about swimming
dinos tracks. I'm not sure if it is that track that was latter
reinterpreted as a sea-turtle track.