theropods all adapted to gigantism in the same way

theropods all adapted to gigantism in the same way
theropods all adapted to gigantism in the same way



Dinosaurs: theropods all adapted to gigantism in the same way

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Illustration of a fight between a quadripedal Euoplocephalus and a Tyrannosaurus rex, a bipedal theropod. ©Getty – Mohamad Haghani/Stocktrek Images

Illustration of a fight between a quadripedal Euoplocephalus and a Tyrannosaurus rex, a bipedal theropod. ©Getty – Mohamad Haghani/Stocktrek Images

How did theropods become giant while remaining bipedal? Thanks to 3D scans of femurs from more than fifty species, a new study reveals that they all look alike and that there was therefore only one way for these dinosaurs to adapt to gigantism.

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