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Re: Re[2]: T.rex arms and Cryptoz memo

Hi Rob:

T. rex, or something certainly very much like it, certainly did dine on a 
wide body.  In Texas we have a probable T. rex in Big Bend in the same 
horizon as Alamosaurus sanjuanensis, a titanosaurid from S. America.  
Just collected parts of an Alamosaurus a couple of weeks ago.  The type 
specimen is from New Mexico.

Tom Lehman snared the T. rex some years ago.

Just thought you might be interested.

Homer Montgomery
Programs in Geosciences, FO 21
University of Texas at Dallas
P.O. Box 830688
Richardson, TX 75083-0688
(214) 883-2480 TEL
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On Mon, 6 Nov 1995, Rob Meyerson wrote:

> >>Last, (and I 
> >>always felt this was largely neglected) is that they would make great  
> >>toothpicks.  
> >     
> >>>Except that its doubtful if the arm could even reach the mouth.
> >
> >What if the T rex had gotten it's meat stuck in it's teeth while it's head 
> >was 
> >in the body cavity?  It could then use it's small arms to lift itself 
> >upwhile 
> >pushing away at the body, then >snapo!< the meat would tear loose and allow 
> >it 
> >to go on eating happily.  Especially if eating a larger animal than itself 
> >such 
> >as a sauropod.
> Except that the large sauropods were extinct by the time of T. rex.  It 
> appears that the only prey rex had to deal with were ceratopians and 
> hadrosaurs.
> Rob
> ***
> Q.  What gastropod is a constant skeptic?
> A.  Abalone.