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Re: Dromaeosaur tails and twisting
Heres the pic I'm talking about.
On Sep 5, 2008, at 9:59 AM, David Krentz wrote:
Can anyone tell me if this tail has a twist in the distal end?
Interesting that there is a s-curve though with all those long rods
"stiffening" the tail. It seems as though the consensus is that the
fossil is distorted.
Generally though, how much twist was there in dinosaur tails? For
instance, could the tail of a T.rex twisted so that by the end of
the tail the vertabrate have rotated 90 degrees? What modern
lizards are good analogies for dinosaur tails. Are dino tails
depicted as too stiff?