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Re: Fwd: Protoceratopsoid tails adapted for swimming
Thinking like a croc -- these things look a lot like Chicken McNuggets -- I
would think size alone would argue against sharing space w/ the crocs of the
Any thought of a defensive / bluff function of the frill would need be
abandoned -- and the beak seems incongruous in a river / lake environment.
Perhaps migratory crossings of water bodies (wildebeest style) were enabled by
a sculling function?
On Thu, Dec 5, 2013 5:42 AM EST Michael OSullivan wrote:
>Yes, but that lives in rivers and perfectly adapted to aquatic life.
>It's not just got tall neural spines.In fact...it doesn't have
>particularly tall caudal neural spines.
>On 4 December 2013 23:47, Dann Pigdon <email@example.com> wrote:
>> On Thu, Dec 5th, 2013 at 8:57 AM, Michael OSullivan
>> <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> or to live in a desert....yes, I will keep harping on this.
>> You'd be surprised how many aquatic creatures live in deserts. The West
>> African crocodile
>> (*Crocodylus suchus*) comes to mind.
>> Dann Pigdon
>> Spatial Data Analyst Australian Dinosaurs
>> Melbourne, Australia http://home.alphalink.com.au/~dannj
>Palaeobiology Research Group
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