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Re: Carnotaurus arms
At 01:34 AM 1/12/98 PST, jaemei wrote:
>To the List:
>Has anyone considered the possibility of stunted development in the arms
>of *Carnotaurus*? If they were stunted, could it be possible that the
>arms were actually normal-sized? I ask this before I draw *Carnotaurus*
>with normal ceratosaurian (or megalosaurian) arms and hands.
The arms of Carnotaurus are very clearly (and grotesquely) short. Check out
THE key paper for details:
Bonaparte, J.F., F.E. Novas & R.A. Coria. 1990. Carnotaurus sastrei
Bonaparte, the horned, lightly built carnosaur from the middle Cretaceous of
Patagonia. Contributions in Science 416: 1-42.
Anyone reconstructing this beast REALLY needs to get a hold of this paper,
as it is the only source will illustrations of most of the anatomy.
Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
Vertebrate Paleontologist Webpage: http://www.geol.umd.edu
Dept. of Geology Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
University of Maryland Phone:301-405-4084
College Park, MD 20742 Fax: 301-314-9661