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News Item: Dinosaurs sprinted across the planet



Apologies in advance for posting something that actually mentions dinosaurs... :)

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Dinosaurs sprinted across the planet
Michael Kahn, Reuters


The smallest dinosaur could reach speeds of about 60 kilometres per hour and even the lumbering Tyrannosaurus rex would have been able to outrun most modern sportsmen, according to new research.

Scientists using computer models calculated the top speeds for five meat-eating dinosaurs in a study they say can also illustrate how animals cope with climate change and extinction.

The velociraptor, whose speed and ferocity was highlighted in the film Jurassic Park, reached about 40 kilometres per hour, according to the study published in the Royal Society journal Biological Sciences.

And T-rex [sic] could muster speeds of up to 30 kilometres per hour...

More at:
http://www.abc.net.au/science/news/stories/2007/2011671.htm


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Dann Pigdon
GIS / Archaeologist              geo cities.com/dannsdinosaurs
Melbourne, Australia             heretichides.soffiles.com
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