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Re: Dino wrists (was Re: Thero palms...)
At 12:45 PM 3/19/99 PST, Kevin "Brontotherium" Hedgpeth wrote:
>My question is this: is there some general consensus as to the range of
>wrist articulation in various theropod groups? That is, what kind of
>wrist mobility is suggested for a T. rex? or an allosaurid? or a
As noted earlier, both Sereno and Galton (and a few others, actually) are
coming out with papers on this topic in the near future. Patience.
Incidentally, in case nobody else has posted it, I finally found that the
following paper is out:
Carrano, M.T. 1999. What, if anything, is a cursor? Categories versus
continua for determining locomotor habit in mammals and dinosaurs. Journal
of Zoology (London) 247: 29-42.
More excellent stuff from Matt Carrano.
Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
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