Re: A Layman's question on bipedalism

James Borrett (
Mon, 24 Jun 1996 11:01:28 +0100

ORDOVER wrote:

> The odd thing is that all the article seems to have the core idea that
> humans are the only bipedal animal there is or ever was. But there are
> birds, dinosaurs, and marsupials that have adopted bipedal or bipedaleque
> postures.

The difference is that all of the animals you mention have (or their
ancesters had) heavy counterbalancing tails, while human ancesters did