Monday, April 24, 2006

Just how did dinosaurs walk?

Humanity's fascination with theropod dinosaurs continues with scientists trying to model how huge theropods like tyrannosaurus rex would've walked. Here's a study, courtesy New York Times.

This is one reason why palaeontolgy is so goddamned fasciating - the ceasless speculations. On a related note, Darren Nash, a vertebrate palaeontologist put forward a speculation that azhdarchids, that includes giants like the Quetzalcoatlus were actually giant storks.

Well, I don't subscribe to his theory, the reasons for which will be explained in a subsequent post.

For now, enjoy the images :)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

aunty wants your super's number immediately.