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Re: semilunate, carpal
Moving only at your wrists, move your hands up and down. This is the
permitted by the semilunate carpal: a lot more degrees of motion than we
get with our hands, though.
This was written by Dr Thomas Holtz but I'm still unsure of something - is
this the ONLY range of movement permited by the semilunate carpal ?? Could
the hand be moved AT ALL in the dorsoventral plane>?
Moving only at your wrists, move your hands inward (so your palms face
towards you and your arms make something approximating an right angle like
wrist). If you were a maniraptoran, you would have popped your wrists WAY
out of joint. This motion is not possible for a maniraptoran.
Was it possible for non-maniraptorans to move their hand inwards at this
angle - EG Ornitholestes, allosaurids, ceratosaurids(Like Ceolophysis?)
Thanks in advance,
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