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Re: [dinosaur] Liaoningosaurus ate fish (!!??)



On Mon, Aug 29th, 2016 at 12:40 PM, Tim Williams <tijawi@gmail.com> wrote:

> The short manus and pes argues against aquatic abilities (elongate
> phalanges make for better paddles or flippers for swimming).

Unless they were the Mesozoic equivalent of hippos, punting along the bottom 
rather than actually swimming.
That would be fairly easy to check from fossil evidence - just look at whether 
they have any skeletal adaptations 
to reduce buoyancy, like a lack of marrow cavities in the limb bones.


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