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RE: semilunate carpal



> From: owner-dinosaur@usc.edu [mailto:owner-dinosaur@usc.edu]On Behalf Of
> C. F.
>
> I have a question: why was the semilunate carpal beneficial to
> carnivorous
> theropods??
>

One possibility: it allows a big hand to be able to be tucked next to the
body while not in use.

                Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
                Vertebrate Paleontologist
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