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Re: Size of Theropods



On Tue, 23 Jan 1996 Dinogeorge@aol.com wrote:

> In a message dated 96-01-23 02:20:51 EST, endocrin@desktop.com.au (Peter
> Mark) writes:
> 
> >Just a follow up to Scott Horton's post - it would seem that in the past
> >there was at least a tendency, perhaps not scientifically rigorous, to lump
> >large theropods into carnosauria and small ones into coelurosauria. Now that
> >coelurosaurs have got pretty big with the inclusion of tyrannosaurs, just
> >what is an acceptable definition of the differences between the two?
> 
> For starters, carnosaurs would not have maniraptoran forelimbs, but
> coelurians and their descendants would.

Do you call tyrannosaur arms "maniraptoran forelimbs?!" 

Nick Pharris
Pacific Lutheran University
Tacoma, WA 98447
(206)535-8204
PharriNJ@PLU.edu

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