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Re: A few more...



In a message dated 95-10-03 10:37:32 EDT, jdharris@lust.isem.smu.edu (Jerry
D. Harris) writes:

> But...as much as I've searched through my somewhat meager sauropod
>literature collection, I can find very little written on whether or not any
>sauropods have phalanges associated with the fifth metatarsal -- that is,
>was the fifth pedal digit potentially functional? 

_Shunosaurus lii_ had two phalanges on pedal digit V, and it wasn't a very
primitive sauropod. It's an extremely difficult digit to find associated with
the rest of the sauropod skeleton, which may account for its insignificance
as a phyletic character these days.