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RE: Evolution of tyrannosauroid bite power
> From: Ken.Carpenter@dmns.org [mailto:Ken.Carpenter@dmns.org]
> Sent: Tuesday, January 01, 2008 3:30 PM
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> Subject: RE: Evolution of tyrannosauroid bite power
> Good, then you also know we also stated that "we also believe
> that, as with most predators, T rex was opportunistic and
> would have scavenged when given the opportunity." Considering
> the very limited range of motion of the arm in a forwards
> direction (Fig. 14 Carpenter, K. 2002.
> Forelimb biomechanics of nonavian theropod dinosaurs in predation.
> Senckenbergiana Lethaea 82: 59-76), the snout would need a
> hole to accommodate it. This limited range of motion (hence
> why the snout would hinder carcass lifting) is better shown
> in Fig. 1 of the paper with Lipkin in the T rex book: the arm
> can not get anything remotely near the mouth.
And, for that matter, can barely clear the chest...
Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
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