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Re: theropod scavenging
> I wonder if T.rex's arms really had any predatory function. Despite being
able to curl an impressive 400 lbs, its still seems rather featherweight to
haul in...say 11,000 lbs of prey.<
Carpenter and Smith. 2001. "Forelimb osteology and biomechanics of
Tyrannosaurus rex," in Mesozoic Vertebrate Life, Tanke and Carpenter, eds.
As has already been mentioned onlist for more details relating to forelimb
usage. It shows that it indeed may have had some predatory function,
although not necessarily for prey capture.
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