MASS AND LOCOMOTION SPEED
ESTIMATES OF DINOSAURS

Dinosuars are by far the most popular extinct animals with the general public.  The reasons for this are obvious -- humans love a good monster story.  Because of their size and unusual morphologies, dinosaurs have been reconstructed with a number of unusual (and in some cases, truly bizarre) life styles.  In this exercise, we will attempt to realistically reconstruct two important aspects of dinosaur biology: body mass and locomotion speed.

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