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Re: Negative allometry in tyrannosaurids?



Jordan Mallon wrote:
> 
> I don't know what shape the juvenile specimens that we know of are in, but
> does anyone know if the tyrannosaurids exhibit negative allometry with
> respect to their forearms?  And if they do, what would this suggest?  That
> the arms were useful at a young age and became progressively less so as the
> animal grew older?tures/junkmail

See: http://www.cmnh.org/dinoarch/2001Dec/msg00402.html

The image link is out of date, but just replace the .GIF with .AVI and
you might get lucky.

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