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Re: Even more on giant birds and dino phys (joy!)
--- Matthew Bonnan <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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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