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RE: Dinosaur tail traces.review
On Wed, Sep 4th, 2013 at 1:26 PM, dale mcinnes <email@example.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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