Dinos were swimmers, not walkers
DINOSAURS didn’t rule the earth after all – they actually lived in WATER, claims one scientist.
The creatures would have spent most of their time splashing through lakes between 15ft and 30ft deep, and their huge tails helped them swim.
Scientists have found many dinosaur footprints, but few tail marks – and one explanation is that dinosaurs held their tails aloft as they splashed through water.
Cell biologist Brian Ford believes that explains why many dinosaurs weighing up to 100 tonnes only had two little legs, whereas today’s largest animals – the elephant and rhinoceros – have four.
He said: “When you think of it like that, it all makes sense. The bulky muscular tail would have been impracticable as depicted in the conventional images.”