Swimming Ability of Carnivorous Dinosaurs

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Science  14 Mar 1980:
Vol. 207, Issue 4436, pp. 1198-1200
DOI: 10.1126/science.207.4436.1198


Dinosaur tracks from Lower Jurassic rocks at Rocky Hill, Connecticut, were apparently made by a floating or half-submerged animal that was pushing along the bottom with the tips of its toes. These tracks were probably made by large carnivorous dinosaurs (Theropoda) and are apparently the first evidence of swimming by such animals.

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