Saturday, August 23, 2014
Spinosaurus Is Weird
To counterbalance the heavy front end, it would need a massively long tail. So, it seems like it was more than just semi-aquatic. However, that leaves a burning question: how could it have walked? If its feet were tiny, how? was reading a discussion on the Dinosaur Toy Forum about this, and some people gave some suggestions of how. As said above, it could have had a long tail to counterbalance it. Another person gave the suggestion of maybe it splayed its legs slightly to spread its weight. I find the former more plausible, but the feet are small. However it did walk, it would look awkward, and otherworldly.
But, this is not really news. It has been online for about a year now, but for some reason finally became big this year. A few interesting things as well. Paul Sereno, who discovered the new remains, said that the above picture is inaccurate. So, that begs the question, what is inaccurate about it? Did its sail not have an impression? Were its feet actually normal sized? That we won't know, until the paper can be published. Until then, we will continue to speculate the habits of this remarkable creature.