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Re: Quo vadis, T. rex



In a message dated 96-02-01 18:46:22 EST, nking.ucs@smtp.usi.edu (King, Norm)
writes:

>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).