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Re: Hopping Hadrosaurs
It has been said that glyptodonts jumped bipedally in certain
biomechanical studies, so I would not be surprised many tetrapods can
be considered as a jumpers based on biomechanical data....
2009/12/13 Dann Pigdon <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
> On Fri, Dec 11th, 2009 at 5:04 AM, Danvarner@aol.com wrote:
> 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.
> Dann Pigdon
> GIS / Archaeologist Australian Dinosaurs
> Melbourne, Australia http://home.alphalink.com.au/~dannj