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Re: LAST NET-PICK OF THE DAY?



In a message dated 95-11-27 06:59:14 EST, dwn194@soton.ac.uk (D.W.Naish)
writes:

>> (and I note that, unless I am mistaken, the character is absent in small
>> herbivorous dinosaurs).                                  (Ronald
Orenstein)
>
>Sorry Ronald, you are mistaken. Little hypsilophodontians (_Othnielia_ et
>al),
>just as an example, have a mean curved hallux. I'll not speculate on its in-
>life use.. 
>
>

The hallux in hypsilophodontians is not _retroverted_; it lines up
sequentially with the other three digits. I assume this is the feature that
Ron was referring to, not just to its existence.