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Re: Another Press Release: Broken Allosaurus ribs, and presumed activity level
On Sat, 18 Apr 1998, Phillip Bigelow wrote:
> Reports on paleopathology expert Bruce Rothschild, and his
> study showing that Allosaurus had a proportionally high
> number of broken ribs, which Rothschild attributes to
> running and falling (a lot, presumably).
Regarding broken ribs on Allosaurus: The University of Wyoming
has a nice Allosaurus on display. I've some pictures of "Big Al"
on my web page
one of which shows damaged ribs. The broken ribs, tho, are
very high up high and forward, being directly under the scapula.
This injury is one of fourteen the animal had.
Looking at the picture, I'm not sure it could be ascribed to a fall.