Dinky Arms, Part II
Mike Keesey  

Scavengers and Hunters, Part II

October 11th, 2005 by Mike Keesey :: 5 Comments

As mentioned in last week’s article, the fact that Tyrannosaurus rex has small arms has sometimes been advanced (although never in peer-reviewed literature) as supporting the idea that it was an obligate scavenger. (As can be seen here, Carnotaurus sastrei has similarly small, if quite differently structured, forelimbs).

In fact, arms are completely unnecessary for most hunters. . . .

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