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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP05 Jan 2023 8:35 p.m. PST

…prehistoric meat-eaters had such tiny arms

"The researchers initially discovered Meraxes in Patagonia in 2012 and have spent the last several years extracting, preparing, and analyzing the specimen. The dinosaur is part of the Carcharodontosauridae family, a group of giant carnivorous theropods that also includes Giganotosaurus, one of the largest known meat-eating dinosaurs and one of the reptilian stars of the recently released "Jurassic World: Dominion" movie.

Though not the largest among carcharodontosaurids, Meraxes was still an imposing animal measuring around 36 feet from snout to tail tip and weighing approximately 9,000 pounds. The researchers recovered the Meraxes from rocks that are around 90-95 million years old, alongside other dinosaurs including several long-necked sauropod specimens…"

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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian05 Jan 2023 8:41 p.m. PST

So having big heads apparently reduced the arm size? That's it?

Rich Bliss05 Jan 2023 9:25 p.m. PST

That's it.

Toaster05 Jan 2023 9:26 p.m. PST

I'm guessing it was easier to reduce the arms than increase the tail to keep the dino balanced.


Zephyr105 Jan 2023 9:54 p.m. PST

Tiny arms explains why they didn't invent pockets… ;-)

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP06 Jan 2023 3:28 p.m. PST



Old Glory Sponsoring Member of TMP06 Jan 2023 4:27 p.m. PST

My rescue Bunny, "Buddy" has very tiny arms, relative large head, powerful back legs and he hops around just fine.
I can only imagine him 36 feet taller with one set of mean canines? Wow !!!

Russ Dunaway

Archon6412 Jan 2023 10:22 p.m. PST

Tiny arms = inability to masturbate = bad temper = need to eat other dinosaurs.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP13 Jan 2023 4:20 p.m. PST



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