A high-heeled dinosaur?

17 May 2019
An artist’s impression of Rhoetosaurus brownei, (c) Queensland Museum 2014. Credit: Konstantinov, Atuchin & Hocknull.

A 24-tonne dinosaur may have walked in a ‘high-heeled’ fashion, according to University of Queensland research.

UQ PhD candidate Andréas Jannel and colleagues from UQ’s Dinosaur Lab analysed fossils of Australia’s only named Jurassic sauropod, Rhoetosaurus brownei, to better understand how such an enormous creature could support its own body weight.

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