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Re: T-rex: muscles on the hindlimb.

Although a perching Tyrannosaurus would be quite a sight!! Imagine how
sturdy the tree would have to be...

Seriously though, the most noticable thing that I see that needs work in
your drawing is the head; take it from me, oblique views of Tyrannosaurus
rex can be tough to nail down. I think that adding to the "skull looks too
short" problem is that you also show the head angled downward, which would
tend to change the overall foreshortening effect that you'd want to acheive.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Dino Guy Ralph" <dinoguyralph@earthlink.net>
To: <aspidel@wanadoo.be>
Cc: "The Dinosaur Mailing List" <dinosaur@usc.edu>
Sent: Saturday, July 27, 2002 3:50 PM
Subject: Re: T-rex: muscles on the hindlimb.

> The more distant foot is clenched as that of the raised foot of a perching
> bird.  Instead, I recommend letting the toes droop as the toes of
> and emus do, since it is highly unlikely that tyrannosaurs were adapted
> perching.  See Gregory S. Paul's _Predatory Dinosaurs of the World_ or
> Eadweard Muybridge's _Animal Locomotion_ (for ostrich plates).
> --------Ralph W. Miller III
>             ralph.miller@alumni.usc.edu