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semi-lunate carpal questions
My deepest apologies if I am dredging up a controversial topic.
I have 2 questions:
1. In maniraptorans, does the semilunate carpal restrict the dorsoventral
movement of the manus? In other words, does the development of this element
(from fused distal carpals 1 and 2?) restrict the ability of the hand to
move "up" and "down", and limit it to moving mostly "sideways" (laterally)?
2. In maniraptorans, does the semilunate carpal restrict the movement of the
Any help would be hugely, greatly appreciated.
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