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RE: Ankylosaurid tails?

--- "Richard W. Travsky" <rtravsky@uwyo.edu> wrote:

> Leg breaker... which would be rough on a two legged predator.
> Is there any estimate on how much force could be generated
> with a swing? (would such an estimate be possible?)

Check out Coombs, Walter P. 1995. Ankylosaurian tail clubs of middle Campanian 
to early
Maastrichtian age from western North America, with description of a tiny club 
from Alberta and
discussion of tail orientation and tail club function. Canadian Journal of 
Earth Sciences 32:

last few paragraphs under "Tail club function " on page 911.

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