A startling new theory suggests that dinosaurs were simply too big and cumbersome to live on land.
Professor Brian J Ford believes that the classic view of large dinosaurs lumbering across arid landscapes is false, instead he has proposed that the creatures would have spent most of their lives partially submerged in water where their bulk would have been supported by their environment.
"Earlier theories have suggested they might have swum, or lived in swamps; and much work has been done to show them wading into streams to catch fish," he said. "My view is different. I argue that they must have evolved in shallow water."
"Professor Brian J Ford said the prehistoric creatures “just don’t work” in the way palaeontologists have understood for decades."
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