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> Date: Mon, 29 Apr 2013 16:16:15 -0400
> The third NOVA program on Australia. Hadrosaurs galloping on their slender
> forelimbs. No way, they trotted or paced using the arms to add some speed
> and especially turning agility.
how do you propose they use their arms to add speed, if you are arguing that
they didn't put their weight on their arms?
> galloped like flexible backed quad mammals. Stegosaurs trotting when at
> most they ambled like elephants.
Elephants can move pretty fast.
> The sauropods were walking with absurdly
> flexed elbows. The sauropod skin was all wrong. Sort of like crocodilians.
> We have samples of sauropod skin.
Skin from the same Genera or Family of sauropod? Its possible that sauropod
skin was as diverse as, say the skin of mammals, yes?
> feet long. And since sauropods were probably omnivores that picked up small
> animals for the calcium, proteins etc,
I'm familiar with the idea that sauropods probably accidentally ate insects
and tiny mammals with its leaves - but doesn't 'omnivore' suggest a sauropod
pursuing a mammal and eating it? ('pursuit' in the sense of seeing it,
swinging its neck over, and biting down on the furry clamberer)
> Most irritating is that
> the skin is again wrong. What is it about skin? Even major paleoartists are
> still getting it wrong in many cases. Why?
To paraphrase Londo Mollari, "To be sure you have been paying attention."