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Re: Tyrannosaurus third finger
Actually, there are now 2 specimens showing this (Pecks Rex and Wyrex). Both
ONLY have a third metacarpal, no evidence of fingers, thus will not affect
previous paintings and scultptures of rex.
Kenneth Carpenter, Ph.D.
Curator of Lower Vertebrate Paleontology &
Dept. of Earth Sciences
Denver Museum of Natural History
2001 Colorado Blvd.
Denver, CO 80205
For fun: http://dino.lm.com/artists/display.php?name=Kcarpenter
>>> Donna Braginetz <firstname.lastname@example.org> 15/Nov/04 >>>
Mike Taylor wrote:
>> Quiet on here, isn't it? Is everyone still hung over from SVP? And
does no-one have anything to discuss arising from what was presented
there, aside from two of Ken's buddies being tied together and thrown
into a swimming pool?
Okay then, I'd like to hear reactions to the third finger displayed on
the cast of the Peck's Rex manus. Did I miss previous discussion about
this on the list? I thought certain I'd hear people talking about it at
the meeting but nobody seemed very impressed.
- DONNA BRAGINETZ