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FW: T. rex as ankylosaur specialist

The hand claws of T rex are significantly curved compared with the foot
claws (not as curved). Look at a picture of Sue or Stan.

Kenneth Carpenter, Ph.D.
Curator of Lower Vertebrate Paleontology/ Chief Preparator Department of
Earth Sciences Denver Museum of Nature & Science
2001 Colorado Blvd.
Denver, CO 80205
Phone: 303-370-6392
Fax: 303-331-6492

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-----Original Message-----
From: owner-DINOSAUR@usc.edu [mailto:owner-DINOSAUR@usc.edu] On Behalf
Of Dann Pigdon
Sent: Wednesday, May 31, 2006 6:23 PM
Subject: RE: T. rex as ankylosaur specialist

On Wed, 31 May 2006 15:13:30 -0600, Ken.Carpenter wrote
> Pedal claws are not very curved, which is how foot and hand claws are 
> easily separated.

I have a cast of a tyrannosaur pedal claw at home, and it looks fairly
recurved to me. It's a dead ringer in size and shape for a baryonyx
thumb claw... unless the cast isn't what the Monash Science Centre told
me it was?


Dann Pigdon
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