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Re: dino-lice

" ...the forelimbs of alvarezsaurids were greatly abbreviated and were 
certainly not used in locomotion..." 

pg 115, Chiappe et al., 2002 L.M. Chiappe, M.A. Norell and J.M. Clark, The 
Cretaceous, short-armed Alvarezsauridae: Mononykus and its kin. In: L.M. 
Chiappe and L.M. Witmer, Editors, Mesozoic Birds: Above the Heads of Dinosaurs, 
University of California Press, Berkeley (2002), pp. 87–120.

On Apr 22, 2011, at 3:53 PM, Don Ohmes wrote:

>> I don't think sauropod feet are so much smaller than prosauropod feet. No, I 
>> don't mean like that, as I don't think anyone has suggested a locomotory 
>> function for alvarezsaur arms.
> Sure they did. Don Ohmes did in his post of 4/22/11 9:17AM -- Subject line 
> "dino-lite".

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