Two-legged dinosaurs like the mighty T Rex wagged their tails when they ran to stay balanced, similar to how humans swing their arms while walking and running, a new study suggests.
While previous studies considered the tails of such land-dwelling dinosaurs as a static extension of the pelvis, the current three-year research, published on Wednesday in the journal Science Advances, used computer simulations to model the movement of the small carnivorous dinosaur Coelophysis which lived around 210 million years ago.
“This research gives us greater insight into how dinosaurs moved and may very well change the way we see dinosaurs depicted in films such as Jurassic Park in the future,” Queensland Museum Network CEO Jim Thompson, said in a statement.
The team of scientists, which included…
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