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Re: evolution of theropod wrist motion

> James Norton wrote:
> >If the BCF folks are correct, and theropod dinosaurs are the
> >secondarily
> >flightless descendents of early feathered flyers,
> >wouldn't there have been enough evolutionary time between the earliest
> > >theropods and Deinonychus, for example, for theropods to have
> regained
> > >the wrist mobility one would expect in a ground-based predator?

There's also been such a discussion about an _Utahraptor_ mounted skeleton, an URL I posted in september 2001 I think, with good photos of the wrist - check the archives.
Friendly - Luc J. "Aspidel" BAILLY
p.s. My mail address has changed: please note aspidel@freegates.be