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Rex Couldn't Sprint But It Could Still Move Faster Than You. Films like Jurassic Park have led us to believe that Tyrannosaurus rex was capable of chasing down its prey at full tilt.
New research done with simulations suggest this dino was no sprinter, and that it couldn’t move any faster than a brisk walk. Well, a brisk walk for a nine ton carnivore. At a top speed of 1. New research published in Peer. J suggests the size and weight of a T. Any faster, and the leg bones of this biped would have collapsed and buckled under the tremendous weight.
This means that T. For reference, typical humans can sprint anywhere between eight to 1. So to outrun a T. Experts in biomechanics think she was pretty. At the high end, some research has suggested that T.
This latest study, led by William Sellers from Manchester University’s School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, affirms the low end of these estimates, while also demonstrating, through the use of computer simulations, that T. Instead, the study suggests it walked briskly in a “bird- like” manner. For the analysis, Sellers combined two established techniques used to study the biomechanical properties of animals, namely multibody dynamic analysis (MBDA) and skeletal stress analysis (SSA). This is the first time paleontologists have combined the two approaches, and it’s creating a more accurate portrait of dinosaur physiology. Previous simulations failed to consider the effect of “skeletal loading,” that is, the limits to how much pressure bones can bear before snapping. For the new study, the simulations calculated all the forces in the T.
But it was still a predator to be feared. Burnham, a paleontologist at the University Kansas, says this study doesn’t show the whole picture. In other words, the speed of T.
Sellers says these large animals may have been bound by similar physical constraints, but that further research will have to bear this assumption out.
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