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Re: Thick Tyrannosaur Bones
In a message dated 8/24/01 3:28:31 PM EST, email@example.com writes:
<< I recall that in Jurassic Park (the book), Crichton depicted T. rex as
swimming "like a giant croc", powering itself using an undulating tail. I
don't know how plausible that would be, but I thought it would make an
interesting image and I've often regretted not seeing that scene portrayed
in any of the movies. >>
The intervertebral articulations in tyrannosaurid tails would pretty much
prohibit the kinds of undulations available to crocs and fishes.
Tyrannosaurids were, after all, tetanurans.