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RE: Dinosaur tail traces.review



On Wed, Sep 4th, 2013 at 1:26 PM, dale mcinnes <wdm1949@hotmail.com> wrote:

> I'm intriqued by that last line [haven't seen the paper yet]..
> (TDI's) "as a reflection of behavior". 
> 
> Would this possibly be referring to a more upright stance for
> bipedal dinosaurs ?? Just asking ...

I could imagine that a horizontal biped trying to move in a crouched stance 
(either stalking prey, or 
keeping low to avoid *being* prey) might have had to occasionally resort to 
contacting the ground 
with the tail to maintain stability. A bit like an outrigger on a canoe perhaps.

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Dann Pigdon
Spatial Data Analyst               Australian Dinosaurs
Melbourne, Australia               http://home.alphalink.com.au/~dannj
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