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Re: How did dromaeosaurs use their arms?
In a message dated 5/15/00 8:17:32 PM EST, firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
<< Are you suggesting dinosaurs were unable to turn until the development
Are you suggesting that there were few successful dinosaur predators
until they developed feathers?
Dinosaurs use their tail at every stride. They can't do anything else
BUT waggle their tail when they walk. The tail would HAVE to be
involved in turning simply because the tail POWERS the turn. >>
These are but >some< of the objections to the idea that feathered forelimbs
evolved >for< maneuvering on a ground-dwelling predator rather than for