Thinking twice about the ‘Locomotor Superiority Hypothesis’ ?
Were dinosaurs special? Maybe yes!
Spurred on by new evidence and analyses from 3 studies by Kubo and Kubo, Emily Keeble, Dawndinos project’s research technician explains more in the 4th video in our exciting series!
Three scientific papers discussed in the video:
Kubo, T. & Kubo, M.O. 2012. Associated evolution of bipedality and cursoriality among Triassic archosaurs: a phylogenetically controlled evaluation. Paleobiology 38(3), 474-485 DOI: 10.5061/dryad.t0d447t7
Kubo, T. & Kubo, M.O. 2013. Analysis of Triassic archosauriform trackways: difference in stride/foot ratios between dinosauromorphs and other archosauriforms. Palaios 28, 259-265 DOI: 10.2110/palo.2012.p12-099r
Kubo, T. & Kubo, M.O. 2016. Non-plantigrade foot posture: a constraint on dinosaur body size. PLOS One 11(1): e0145716. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0145716
Watch out for the last video in this series!