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Re: Stego/Ankylo limbs
> What about the elbows and wrists -- do they too show reinforcements=
>The stress on the elbows would be at least as great as the stress on the
>shoulders in a sprawling posture.
The elbows of _Triceratops_ are strongly built structures, they could easily=
withstand the added stress of being placed away from the body. By the way,=
If one looks at the radius/ulna articulation, it appears that the two bones=
form a nice shelf for the humerus to rest. Also, If the humerus was=
mounted in the upright position in this shelf, the line of force put on by=
the weight of the animal would not be centered on the elbow, but would be=
offset slightly. This would be a structurally unsound position.
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