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Re: Berlin Brachiosaurus
Are there any extant quads that are unable to swim? Armadillos have a rep
locally as sinkers, but other than that nothing comes to mind. Which doesn't
mean much, so I ask...
----- Original Message ----
From: Dann Pigdon <email@example.com>
To: DML <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Saturday, March 31, 2007 6:49:11 PM
Subject: Re: Berlin Brachiosaurus
Mark Hallett wrote:
> A nice short article, but where did the author get the
> pronouncement that brachiosaurids couldn't swim?
A paper a few years ago attempted to look at brachiosaur bouyancy, and
concluded that their relatively narrow bodies and their top-heaviness
may have made them too unstable (and prone to capsizing) for them to
swim in open water.
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