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Re: ON DINO-BIRD HANDS (long)



GSP1954@aol.com wrote:
> Hinchliffe dredges up the old saw that theropod arms were too short for them
> to be protobirds. Never mind that the arms of Deinocheirus are 2 meters(!)
> long, or that in dromaeosaurs and oviraptors the long arms are as long
> relative to the hindlimbs as in Euparkeria and other small early archosaurs.
> Never mind that the only long armed obligatory bipeds other than birds are
> theropods.

Does this annalysis exclude brachiating mammals?  Gibbons, siamangs, and
other such critters can rival (if not down-right beat out) the
proportions of many a bird.


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