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Re: Did anyone else notice...



> Ray Stanford wrote:
> 
>     Did anyone else notice this incredible speculation on the MSNBC's
> Sue page [Found by clicking on the word Arm under the sub-heading,
> "Dig into dino mysteries"]?:
> 
>     Concerning T. rex's surprisingly small arms, the comment is made
> that, "Some speculate they might have helped support the T. rex's
> large head."
>

Unless they mean that the forelimbs were reduced in order to help
balance the large head, in which case they help to support it in a more
negative sense (that is, by not being so heavy that the animal
constantly overbalances and lands face-first in the dust).

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        Dann Pigdon
        GIS Archaeologist
        Melbourne, Australia

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