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Re: T-rex arms
In a message dated 95-12-01 13:39:42 EST, Thomas_R_HOLTZ@umail.umd.edu (th81)
>>T-rex arms have the same function that mononykid arms had, grappling mates.
>The proper name for the family containing Mononykus is Alvarezsauridae
>Bonaparte 1991 (or was it 1990?). This family contains Mononykus olecranus,
>Alvarezsaurus cattoi (or whatever the trivial nomen was), another Argentine
>form to be named Patagonykus puerti, and (possibly) "Ornithomimus" minutus.
I like the idea of Ornithomimus minutus as an alvarezsaurid. Has anyone
gotten seriously on to this yet?