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Re: Can elephants run?
On Tue, Feb 16th, 2010 at 3:32 PM, David Krentz <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Perhaps the tail, and the attachment area it provides for a powerful
> caudofemoralis longus muscle might add to the power of the stride.
Perhaps for the hindlimbs, but unless stegs and sauropods bounded like rabbits
crocs for that matter), the forelimbs would still limit the speed (and perhaps
the type) of gait
possible. If your hindlimbs out-pace your forelimbs, you can expect a face-dirt
Unless they ran as bipeds - which has been proposed for stegosaurs in the past
(both seriously and
GIS Specialist Australian Dinosaurs
Melbourne, Australia http://home.alphalink.com.au/~dannj