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Re: bird evolution



On Fri, 19 Mar 1999 tlford@ix.netcom.com wrote:
> T. Mike Keesey wrote:
> 
> > Many theropod illustration show the hands in an incorrect, palms-down
> > position. In reality, the palms probably faced inward more, like those of
> > birds.
> > 
> Not all theropods held their hands palms facing each other. Allosaurs,
> didn't and I dont' think Ornithimimds did eather. I have a list
> somewhere listing which ones did. 

Allosaurs didn't? The University of Wyoming has an allosaur
(pics at   http://w3.uwyo.edu/~rtravsky/big_al.html  )

The arms appear to be mounted palms facing. I'll have to get over there
and take aother personal look. We may have an oops there.

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