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Re: Do not misunderestimate the king was Re: Evolution of tyrannosauroid
Assuming that any T.rex or functional equivalent that ended up on it's
back after a fall
Was that even possible? AFAIK the back wasn't flat, but instead the neural
spines formed a keel, and the ribcage was tall and narrow.
Logically, the arms might be useful in providing roll-wise stability, or
even minimal thrust in such maneuvers, although ill-suited for such, even
as you say.
Even worse: they are attached to the ventral surface of the body, so even if
they could be spread (which is not the case), they couldn't touch the ground
if the animal were indeed lying on its back.