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Re: tiny-armed theropods
On Fri, 7 Oct 2011, Don Ohmes wrote:
On 10/7/2011 12:05 PM, Richard W. Travsky wrote:
Went to youtube to see if there was any footage of ostriches running
(the closest thing, hopefully, to arms and running) and found
For the most part the arms/wings are kept against the body but noticed
in a turn they splayed out to assist with the turn. The feathers are
probably contributing to the assist, like dive breaks...
Being knee-walkers, ostriches may not be analogous to basal theropods
relative to investigating Allen's pitch-down observation.
Actually, I was only curious as to what the ostrich arms were doing.
Maybe a mechanical model?