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RE: Theropod forelimbs



> From: owner-DINOSAUR@usc.edu [mailto:owner-DINOSAUR@usc.edu] 
> On Behalf Of john hunt
>
> I have just finished watching the UK run on Jurassic Fight 
> Club renamed as Dinosaur Secrets for the UK and with what I 
> presume is a UK commentary (all the lengths and weights were 
> metric while the graphics were imperial).  I noticed that a 
> lot of the theropods held their manus horizontally rather 
> than vertically.  I was under the impression that theropods 
> could not orientate their forelimbs in this manner.
> 
> Am I misinformed?


You were not misinformed: this is one of several relatively constant errors
in the model.

Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
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