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Re: Quo vadis, T. rex
In a message dated 96-02-01 18:46:22 EST, firstname.lastname@example.org (King, Norm)
>About a short/long metacarpal III in tyrannosaurs:
>>It was as long as metacarpal II and quite slender.
>What should my authority (reference) be for tyrannosaur metacarpals?
The metacarpal III of _Daspletosaurus_ was _much_ shorter (and _much, much_
smaller) than metacarpal II: see the photo in D. A. Russell 1970 (by the
way--if you ever get to see that specimen, tell me [classroom exercise]
what's wrong with the [incomplete] manus as depicted).