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Estimating size, gait and speed of trackways

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wastedshadows's version from 2016-01-24 13:11

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1) Work out the height of the animal at the hip
Height at the hip = 4 X length of the hind foot

 

2) The relationship between the size and stride length is known as the relative stride length
                          Relative stride length = Length of stride / height at the hip
                          (L/h)

 

3) Gaits are generally believed to be:
                            L/h = <2.0 - walking
                            L/h = 2.0 - trotting
                            L/h = >2.9 - running

 

4) Width of the body = 2/3 X width of the pace