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Re: Theropod limbs - how mobile?



T.rex' forelimbs were powerfull, as is shown by
extensive studies on the musculature, but it's hands are capable of almost
nothing.

Rutger Jansma

True, its hands are pretty well useless, but I wouldn't say they were capable of doing nothing. After all if its arms are estimated to lift 300+ LBS. If it was helping to lift its upper body (not all the help from its arms) or to cling on a carcass or to even cling onto a female during mating, its hands had to be used for something.


Steven Coombs
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