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Re: A fundimental conundrum concerning gigantic theropods



On Thu, 7 Nov 1996, Thomas R. Holtz, Jr. wrote:

> Now, wait just a minute.  Tyrannosaurids alone of the big theropods show
> abundant cursorial adaptations.  The others had shorter, squatter legs,
> non-pinched fatter metatarsi, larger fibulae, smaller ascending processes of
> the astragalus, etc.
> 
> Further, the non-tyrannosaurids dominated in environments where the most
> common large herbivores were stegosaurs and sauropods, hardly the fastest of
> dinosaurs.

        Is it just me or is Carnotaurus kind of long-legged?