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Re: Even more on giant birds and dino phys (joy!)

--- Matthew Bonnan <mbonnan@hotmail.com> wrote:
> Yes but not in the same way.  The femora of most
> theropods, including T. 
> rex, are held much more vertically than bird femora.
>  Knee flexion plays a 
> bigger role in theropod locomotion than in many
> mammals, but birds have a 
> very horizontal femur which is unlike what we see in
> theropods.  They walk 
> differently, and load their femora differently.

Would the lack of a tail (in birds) be the primary
reason for this?

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