Re: Bird bipedalism (was A layman's question...)

Phillip Bigelow (
Tue, 02 Jul 1996 17:09:50 -0700

Thomas R. Holtz, Jr. wrote:
> (ORDOVER) wrote:
> > Here's a question -- were birds bipedal before they could fly? Bats
> > aren't bipedal; neither are flying squirrels. Why are birds?

> Birds were bipedal becuase their ancestors, coelurosaurian theropod
> dinosaurs, had been bipedal for several tens of millions of years before
> the advent of bird flight.

And Tommy ought to know. He STUDIES dinosaurs.