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Re: Hopping Hadrosaurs



On Fri, Dec 11th, 2009 at 5:04 AM, Danvarner@aol.com wrote:

> 
http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/s/1185658_when_dinosaurs_hopped_the_earth
   

Firstly - the subject line would have been greatly improved with the addition 
of the word 'Batman' 
at the end. :-)

Secondly - macropods show a whole suite of specialised hindlimb adaptations for 
hopping, and 
were a tiny fraction of the mass of an adult hadrosaur. Yet apparently 
hadrosaurs could manage a 
similar gait even though they lack such hindlimb adaptations. Colour me 
skeptical on this one.

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Dann Pigdon
GIS / Archaeologist                Australian Dinosaurs
Melbourne, Australia               http://home.alphalink.com.au/~dannj
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