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Alligators On A Treadmill Hint How Dinosaurs Breathed; Rotating Bone In Pelvis Helps Gators Walk And Breathe Simultaneously

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November 19, 2001
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University of Utah biologists trained alligators to walk on a treadmill during studies that revealed new clues about how dinosaurs breathed. The researchers discovered that alligators, unlike lizards, are able to walk and breathe at the same time by using a rocking pubic bone - part of the pelvis - to help them inhale and exhale.

Nov. 19, 2001 - University of Utah biologists trained alligators to walk on a treadmill during studies that revealed new clues about how dinosaurs breathed.


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University Of Utah. "Alligators On A Treadmill Hint How Dinosaurs Breathed; Rotating Bone In Pelvis Helps Gators Walk And Breathe Simultaneously." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 19 November 2001. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2001/11/011119070351.htm>.
University Of Utah. (2001, November 19). Alligators On A Treadmill Hint How Dinosaurs Breathed; Rotating Bone In Pelvis Helps Gators Walk And Breathe Simultaneously. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 25, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2001/11/011119070351.htm
University Of Utah. "Alligators On A Treadmill Hint How Dinosaurs Breathed; Rotating Bone In Pelvis Helps Gators Walk And Breathe Simultaneously." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2001/11/011119070351.htm (accessed April 25, 2014).

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