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Dinosaur posture still wrong, says study

Anonymous Coward writes | more than 5 years ago

Earth 1

An anonymous reader writes "The current depiction of the way giant sauropod dinosaurs held their necks is probably wrong, says a new study.

"For the last decade the reigning paradigm in palaeontology has been that the big sauropod dinosaurs held their necks out straight and their heads down low," said co-author Matt Wedel, who researches biomechanics at the Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, California.

But "our research [now] suggests that this view of sauropods is simply incorrect, based on everything we know about living animals," he said."

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Dino Posture? (1)

gpronger (1142181) | more than 5 years ago | (#28177911)

I always tell my kids to sit up straight, and they call me an old fossil.

Seems things haven't changed much.

Greg
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