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Re: Moasaurus

In a message dated 2/13/01 3:43:22 PM, twilliams_alpha@hotmail.com writes:

<< So what?  _Tyrannosaurus_ has tiny forelimbs, and those of _Carnotaurus_ 
even smaller.  (And since _Carnotaurus_ is an Early Cretaceous abelisaur, 
perhaps its direct descendents of the Late Cretaceous lost them altogether.) 
  Hesperornithids also have tiny forelimbs. >>

Carnotaurus has crocodille-like skin, it's one of the few theropods who's 
skin we've got. That's a major clue that it's not related to birds.

eric l.