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Re: Lack of Running Giant Theropod Tracks



On 29 November 2010 14:32, Don Ohmes <d_ohmes@yahoo.com> wrote:
> On 11/29/2010 8:43 AM, Mike Taylor wrote:
>
>>> >  Why would a super-powerful, long-legged, high-buoyancy animal with a
>>> > body
>>> >  ideally shaped for moving through soft ground and dense vegetation
>>> > avoid a
>>> >  swamp? Especially when they were in need of a place where the giant
>>> > bipeds
>>> >  could not go?
>
>> Perhaps because they had the most compact feet of any animals bar cattle?
>
> What? Do you think they needed webbed feet to navigate a swamp?

Yes.  Do the math (or read Alexander, who did it a decades ago).