Re: Bird bipedalism (was A layman's question...)
Phillip Bigelow (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Tue, 02 Jul 1996 17:09:50 -0700
Thomas R. Holtz, Jr. wrote:
> email@example.com (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.