Video 1: The Locomotor Superiority Hypothesis

DAWNDINOS has launched the first video in a series that explores the Locomotor Superiority Hypothesis.

In Video 1 Emily Keeble, research technician on the project, explains what the “Locomotor Superiority Hypothesis” is for early dinosaur success across the Triassic-Jurassic boundary and general background about that time.

Did early dinosaurs survive the Triassic-Jurassic mass extinctions around 200 million years ago because they were more athletic in some way(s)?  Emily explores  the background of this idea which is being tested for the first time in our current  research,  funded by the European Research Council.



Watch out for more videos in this series!

These will explore some of the key players in bringing this hypothesis to where it is today, whether they agree with the locomotor superiority hypothesis or not.