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RE: T rex bites your bum
> From: John Hunt [mailto:email@example.com]
> Sorry Thomas!
> Perhaps I should have qualified it like: I have noticed that the long
> metatarsals of tyrannosaurs are often overlooked in arguments concerning
> limb proportions on popular TV shows by proponents of the view that T. rex
> was a strolling obligate scavenger.
> Is that better?
Yes, that's a lot better.
And has an easy answer: Horner's more popular than me when it comes to TV
Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Thomas R. Holtz, Jr. [mailto:email@example.com]
> Sent: 24 May 2005 14:05
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> Subject: RE: T rex bites your bum
> > From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]On Behalf Of
> > John Hunt
> > There has been much speculation regarding the speed or otherwise of
> > tyrannosaurs but I have not noticed much research into the locomotive
> > abilities of the potential prey. What were the relative proportions of
> > femur, tibia and metatarsals of hadrosaurs (I have noticed that the long
> > metatarsals of tyrannosaurs are often overlooked in arguments concerning
> > limb proportions)?
> [Sputtering out his morning coffee...] OVERLOOKED!?!?!?!?!?
> Sorry, sorry, no reason I should take this personally... (arctometatarsus
> function, big morphometrics of theropod limb paper in JVP
> back in the 1990s, papers on theropod predation in the 2000s making just
> this point, talks at DinoFest on just this point, chapter
> in Dinosauria II, freaking KID'S BOOK on the subject, grumble, grumble,
> grumble, grumble, grumble...).
> (Yeah, and Eric Snively and Greg Paul need some credit here, too...)
> Okay, for the hadrosaurid limb proportions: tibiae scale to femora slightly
> under tyrannosaurids, metatarsals WAY under
> Further paper on precisely this topic should be coming your way after the T.
> rex symposium this summer.
> Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
> Vertebrate Paleontologist
> Department of Geology Director, Earth, Life & Time Program
> University of Maryland College Park Scholars
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