http://www.abc.net.au/science/news/stories/2006/1776372.htm

Did two-footed dinosaurs walk like emus?

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Footprint made by a two-legged dinosaur that walked
along a sandy beach 165 million years ago
(Image: Bureau of Land Management Wyoming)

“Scientists studying how emus walk have brought to life the mysterious moves of two-footed Jurassic dinosaurs travelling along a long-lost beach.

Computer models have been developed to simulate the gait, and therefore the possible tracks, of specific dinosaurs.

But live emus allow scientists to directly compare complex tracks to specific behaviours, say researchers looking at the thousands of tracks left behind 165 million years ago by dinosaurs at Red Gulch in northern Wyoming.”

If emus make suitable proxies for these dinosaurs then the observations made make quite a bit of sense. I’ll have a think about this…

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