Tail-propelled aquatic locomotion in a theropod dinosaur

  title={Tail-propelled aquatic locomotion in a theropod dinosaur},
  author={Nizar Ibrahim and Simone Maganuco and Cristiano Dal Sasso and Matteo Fabbri and Marco Auditore and Gabriele Bindellini and David M. Martill and S. Zouhri and Diego A. Mattarelli and D. Unwin and J. Wiemann and Davide Bonadonna and Ayoub Amane and Juliana Jakubczak and U. Joger and G. Lauder and S. E. Pierce},
  • Nizar Ibrahim, Simone Maganuco, +14 authors S. E. Pierce
  • Published 2020
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Nature
  • In recent decades, intensive research on non-avian dinosaurs has strongly suggested that these animals were restricted to terrestrial environments 1 . Historical proposals that some groups, such as sauropods and hadrosaurs, lived in aquatic environments 2 , 3 were abandoned decades ago 4 – 6 . It has recently been argued that at least some of the spinosaurids—an unusual group of large-bodied theropods of the Cretaceous era—were semi-aquatic 7 , 8 , but this idea has been challenged on… CONTINUE READING
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