March of the Titans: The Locomotor Capabilities of Sauropod Dinosaurs


Sauropod dinosaurs are the largest terrestrial vertebrate to have lived on Earth. This size must have posed special challenges for the musculoskeletal system. Scaling theory shows that body mass and hence the loads that must be overcome increases with body size more rapidly than either the ability of the muscles to generate force, or the ability of the… (More)
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0078733


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