Forelimb biomechanics of nonavian theropod dinosaurs in predation

@article{Carpenter2002ForelimbBO,
  title={Forelimb biomechanics of nonavian theropod dinosaurs in predation},
  author={Kenneth Carpenter},
  journal={Senckenbergiana lethaea},
  year={2002},
  volume={82},
  pages={59-75}
}
Theoretical models of theropod forelimb biomechanics are often tainted with preconceived ideas. Actualistic modeling using specimens and casts, coupled with CAT-scans and dissections of extant vertebrate forelimbs, demonstrates that forelimb motion in theropods is considerably less than hypothetical models indicate. The forelimbs ofCoelophysis, cf.Coelurus, Allosaurus, Deinonychus, andTyrannosaurus were investigated. Motion at the shoulder, elbow, wrist, and digits were analyzed and compared… Expand
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