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dc.contributor.advisorBarret, Rodney
dc.contributor.advisorLloyd, David
dc.contributor.authorBishop, Peter Jamesen_US
dc.date.accessioned2018-01-23T02:26:00Z
dc.date.available2018-01-23T02:26:00Z
dc.date.issued2017en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.25904/1912/137
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/366107
dc.description.abstractThe non-avian theropod dinosaurs are arguably some of the most iconic of extinct animals. One aspect of non-avian theropod biology that has always been of interest is terrestrial locomotion, as well as how it evolved on the line to modern birds. This topic has received extensive research attention over the past 25 years, but key questions remain unanswered. For example, the three-dimensional (3-D) limb posture and limb excursion used during stance and gait, bone loading mechanics or athletic ability in nonavian theropods remains vaguely understood, as does how the locomotor repertoire of modern birds was acquired. In this thesis, the question of theropod locomotion was addressed through a multi-faceted approach that integrated three disparate lines of evidence: fossil theropod footprints and trackways, comparative biomechanics of modern bird and human terrestrial locomotion, and cancellous bone architecture in the main bones of the hindlimb.en_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.publisherGriffith Universityen_US
dc.publisher.placeBrisbaneen_US
dc.rights.copyrightThe author owns the copyright in this thesis, unless stated otherwise.en_US
dc.subject.keywordsLocomotionen_US
dc.subject.keywordsTheropodsen_US
dc.subject.keywordsNon-avian theropod dinosaursen_US
dc.titleThe Biomechanics of Terrestrial Locomotion in Theropodsen_US
dc.typeGriffith thesisen_US
dc.date.embargoEnd2018-06-15en_US
gro.facultyGriffith Healthen_US
gro.rights.copyrightThe author owns the copyright in this thesis, unless stated otherwise.
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dc.contributor.otheradvisorRubenson, Jonas
dc.contributor.otheradvisorClemente, Christofer
dc.contributor.otheradvisorHocknull, Scott
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gro.identifier.gurtIDgu1506048054389en_US
gro.source.ADTshelfnoADT0en_US
gro.source.GURTshelfnoGURTen_US
gro.thesis.degreelevelThesis (PhD Doctorate)en_US
gro.thesis.degreeprogramDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)en_US
gro.departmentSchool of Allied Healthen_US
gro.griffith.authorBishop, Peter James J.


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