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Re: The "ideal" Eumaniraptoran arm motion



Yeah, ...I know (goofed again). Our e-mails must have crossed.
-----Original Message-----
From: Pharris Nicholas J <pharrinj@plu.edu>
To: Larry Febo <larryf@capital.net>
Cc: Jeffrey Martz <jeffmartz@earthlink.net>; dinosaur@usc.edu
<dinosaur@usc.edu>
Date: Wednesday, March 03, 1999 9:33 PM
Subject: Re: The "ideal" Eumaniraptoran arm motion



On Wed, 3 Mar 1999, Larry Febo wrote:

> More likely, the theropod was leaning somewhat in the forward direction
with
> axis at what?...about 45 degrees?  Still there would be significant amount
> of drag.

No, the theropod's back would have been parallel to the ground, like the
flying bird's, or possibly *as much as* 20 degrees above horizontal,
depending on who you're asking.

Nick Pharris
Pacific Lutheran University
Tacoma, WA 98447
(253)535-7045