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Dinosaur Locomotion

Beyond the bones

How did dinosaurs stand and move? Computer simulation and other methods have told us much about how dinosaurs did and did not move, but they have not yet reached their full potential.

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Figure 1: Tyrannosaurus rex as an example of dinosaur anatomy and locomotion.
Figure 2: Locomotor cycle (stride) for Tyrannosaurus.
Figure 3: Mid-stance poses for the three sequences shown in Figure 2.


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