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Long-necked dinosaurs rotated their forefeet to the side: Scientists investigated the tracks of sauropods

Long-necked dinosaurs rotated their forefeet to the side: Scientists investigated the tracks of sauropods

Long-necked dinosaurs (sauropods) could orient their forefeet both forward and sideways. The orientation of their feet depended on the speed and center of mass of the animals. An international team of researchers investigated numerous dinosaur footprints in Morocco at the foot of the Atlas Mountains using state-of-the-art methods. By comparing them with other sauropods tracks, the scientists determined how the long-necked animals moved forward.

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