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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 <dannj@alphalink.com.au>:
> 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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