This early sauropod went from walking on four legs to two as it grew

Center of mass shifts led to a rare change in walking style for a long-necked dinosaur relative

Mussaurus patagonicus

GROWING UP As Mussaurus patagonicus grew, the long-necked dinosaur’s center of mass shifted back toward its hips and tail, letting it go from a four-legged to two-legged gait even as it ballooned from the size of a chick to that of a rhinoceros.

A. Otero et al./Scientific Reports 2019

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