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Re: Tripping the light fantastic (was _T. rex_ strikes)
On Fri, 10 Jan 1997, Joe Daniel wrote:
> If Rex extended his arms during a fall, with his mass he would break his arms
> like twigs. Most likely he tucked them in to protect his arms from such a
> fate, just as most people do when they take a fall at high speeds. However, I
> think that looking at the arms as an important factor during a fall may be a
> red herring. Most likely it was just something that they had to handle as
> best they could with what they had.
Hmmm. Quite likely the case it'd break its arms with that mass. However,
the rex has to hit with something, a something which most likely be its head.
Now, with all that mass impact being borne by the head it _seems_ like
there'd be the potential for broken jaws, or fractures, or whatever.
Do any known rex skulls exhibit such injuries on the lower jaw?
+----------+ Rich Travsky RTRAVSKY @ UWYO . EDU
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