DAWNDINOS has launched a series of videos by Emily Keeble, research technician from the Dawndinos team. which explore the locomotor superiority hypothesis.
Video 1. In the first video Emily Keeble explains what the “locomotor superiority hypothesis” is for early dinosaur success across the Triassic-Jurassic boundary and general background about that time.
Video 2. Did early dinosaurs survive the Triassic-Jurassic mass extinctions around 200 million years ago because they were more athletic in some way(s)? The locomotor superiority hypothesis is being tested biomechanically for the first time by the ERC-funded Dawndinos research.
Video 3. Were dinosaurs special? Maybe not! In video 3 Emily explains now the diversity and disparity of archosaurs across the Triassic-Jurassic boundary might mean that dinosaurs weren’t “superior” but ” lucky” !
Video 4. Spurred on by new evidence and analyses from 3 studies by Kubo and Kubo, Emily explains more in the 4th video in our exciting series!
Were dinosaurs special? Maybe yes! Thinking twice about the ‘Locomotor Superiority Hypothesis’?
The last video in this series has arrived!
Video 5. This video features Prof John Hutchinson, Dr. Peter Bishop and Romain Pintore – all from the Dawndinos research team!
It introduces the project with cool animations of 3D models. Enjoy!