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RE: Acrocanthosaurus atokensis locomotion
> From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]On Behalf Of
> dexter dexter
> Sent: Sunday, March 03, 2002 3:06 AM
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> Subject: Acrocanthosaurus atokensis locomotion
> Has there been any kind of locomotion and/or biomecanical
> study done on _A.atokensis_ ? Just seems pretty speedy-built
> for such a large theropod ...
Not as yet.
However, I should point out that _Acro._ is plotted on the same limb
proportion charts as tyrannosaurs in (among others) my 1994/5 SVP paper and
the Farlow et al. Dinosaur locomotion paper in American Zoologist
(references to both on my website, with links to the latter). _Acro._ falls
short of tyrannosaurs both in tibia and in metatarsal length for the same
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