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RE: Sue mount at Field Museum



<<That makes it look very dynamic, but the reversed hallux was hitting the
ground due to the low-to-the-ground angle of the metatarsals.>>

About the reversed hallux...I thought there was good evidence that most if
not all non-avian dinosaurs had a normal hallux?  In a recent AMNH Novitate,
Norell etc. described a well articulated dromaeosaur skeleton with a normal
hallux...wouldnt this suggest that tyrannosaurs, which are further from
birds, had a normal hallux as well?

Also, the Field Museum spent millions of dollars on Sue, and all this time
to prepare it and mount it...you'd think they could dust it once in a while!
Man was the skeleton filthy.

Regards,
Randall Irmis