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Re: _T. rex_ strikes ( was Ceratopsian frills)



At 11:34 12/20/96 -0500, Stephen Throop wrote:

>I'm sure _T rex_ would sometimes hit the ground with significant
>horizontal speed, as Farlow apparently analyzed.  I think _T rex's_ tiny
>arms were an adaption for that.  I think they could easily be tucked in
>to prevent the kind of neck-breaking somersaults that happen to horses
>in cowboy movies.

How does tucking in your arms prevent doing a somersault or breaking your neck??
Horses in cowboy movies take falls because the stunts are coordinated but
they don't break their necks.  PETA would bever allow it.

Ed Seidl