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Re: Can elephants run?

On Tue, Feb 16th, 2010 at 2:37 PM, GUY LEAHY <xrciseguy@q.com> wrote:

> It depends upon how one defines "running"... 
> http://jeb.biologists.org/cgi/content/full/213/5/i

Needless to say, elephants certainly don't gallop like the mammoths in '10,000 
BC'. :-)

> I wonder if sauropods and stegosaurs might have used similar gaits?

I imagine the presence of a substantial tail in sauropods and stegosaurs 
complicates matters.


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