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Re: Triceratops Stance
Dinosaur George writes:
I've been asked to create a short video for a museum about the leg
position of Triceratops. Older skeletons have the legs mounted more
reptilian like (splayed out to the side), while the newer mounts are more
mammal-like in stance with legs almost directly underneath the body.
Is there any consensus among those of you who study the Ceratopsians as to
the correct placement of the legs? What evidence supports this new leg
I believe more recent studies suggest the forelimbs were bowed slightly
outwards, while the hindlimbs were directly beneath the body. If so, it
turns out everyone was at least 50% correct.
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