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RE: Dinosaur speed estimates

and as good as all those estimates using Alexander's Formula or derivations 
from it are, I am convinced and can show that we can't use it on non-avian 
:) Heinrich

Dr. Heinrich Mallison
Museum für Naturkunde - Leibniz Institute
for Evolution and Biodiversity Science
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From: owner-DINOSAUR@usc.edu [owner-DINOSAUR@usc.edu] on behalf of Tony 
Thulborn [paswamp@y7mail.com]
Sent: Sunday, January 31, 2016 3:48 AM
To: Dinosaur Mailing List
Subject: 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 

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