Theropod Thursday 4: left hanging in the air

Today, I’ll show you one of the coolest mounts of a theropod I have ever seen. The poor guy has been left hanging in the air a bit (and now I expect most of you already know what’s below the fold).

Obviously, Deinonychus antirrhopus in the AMNH.

It is very refreshing to see a non-running theropod, for once.


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3 Responses to Theropod Thursday 4: left hanging in the air

  1. SteveCohen says:

    Along with the air-borne Deinonychus the display at AMNH includes casts of Archaeopteryx — some images of it in flight can be seen in the background in your photos.

    As a “fossil explainer” at AMNH this display provides a great jumping-off point for discussing with museum visitors that some therapods evolved into birds.

  2. kattato Garu says:

    Oh but what a case of bunny-hands…!!!

    • It’s not as bad as it looks, because the humeri are somewhat abducted. Try for yourself: if you place your hands with palms medially, then abduct the entire arm, soon your palm faces the ground.
      And this was, after all, done in the bad old days 😉

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