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Re: climbing t.rex



In a message dated 95-12-04 19:07:42 EST, martz@holly.ColoState.EDU (Jeffrey
Martz) writes:

>     I have a hard time imagining Allosaurus or Tyrannosaur juviniles 
>climbing trees.  Imaging the mechanics involved.  While it is pushing 
>itself up with the feet, it has to be holding onto the tree with 
>something.  Allosaur hands and arms just might have been big and long 
>enough to do the job (though I doubt it) but what about tyrannosaurs?  
>The idea of using their teeth would be laughable.  
>     In any case, I find it more likely those super long juvinile 
>tyrannosaur legs were fore outrunning rather than outclimbing hungry adults.
>
>

It would depend, I would think, on the relative lengths of the forelimbs and
the hind limbs in the juveniles. Did _Allosaurus_ hatchlings and juveniles
have relatively longer forelimbs than adults? How about tyrannosaurids? I
don't think we have enough juvie material to tell.