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Re: climbing dromaeosaurs and friends

*Coelophysis* has a fairly short forearm, as do the herrerasaurids,
though admittedly, the herrerasaurids come closer to that, but still the manus resembled the ectaxonal of a terrestrial animal, rather than a mesaxonal manus of a grasper.<
Indeed. The largest _Coelophysis specimens have an effective leg length (femur+tibia+MtIII) of about 50cm, with a corespoding effective arm length (humerus+radius+McIII) of around 19.7 cm, though this varies somewhat, one of the four pieces of evidence Colbert based his theory of sexual dimorphism on.

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