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Journal Article

Swimming Ability of Carnivorous Dinosaurs

W. P. Coombs
Science
New Series, Vol. 207, No. 4436 (Mar. 14, 1980), pp. 1198-1200
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1683326
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Topics: Dinosaurs, Swimming, Claws, Mud, Toes, Water depth, Geology, Platypus, Hooves
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Abstract

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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