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Re: Dinosaur speed estimates



Déjà vu?  


This ancient document will give you estimates for 62 dinosaurs (51 genera), 
based on skeletal measurements supplemented (where feasible) with evidence of 
tracks:  
 
Thulborn, R. A., 1982. Speeds and gaits of dinosaurs. Palaeogeogr., 
Palaeoclimatol., Palaeoecol., 38: 227--256.  Not hard to find online.

For each animal there are estimates of speed (a) at walk-trot transition;  (b) 
at trot-run transition;  (c) at maximum.

And (principally for benefit of sensationalist news media) speed isn’t all that 
matters, anyway.  A human can run a lot faster than a mouse - but have you ever 
tried to catch a mouse?


Back to the swamp,
Tony Thulborn