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RE: Evolution of tyrannosauroid bite power
Don Ohmes wrote:
> Keeping it simple; given that all theropods were constructed of the same
> materials, wouldn't relative arm size be expected to generally decrease as
> overall size increased, irregardless of the implications of diet?
No, this doesn't happen. It's horses for courses. True, tyrannosaurs,
abelisaurs and _Giganotosaurus_ exemplify this trend; but there are also some
quite large theropods that have relatively long arms, such as _Deinocheirus_
and some of the larger maniraptorans (e.g., _Gigantoraptor_, large
dromaeosaurs, large therizinosaurs).
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