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Re: theropod hands

On Sat, 3 Feb 1996 Dinogeorge@aol.com wrote:

> It's not so much that the proximal phalanges were shortened as that the
> distal phalanges (including unguals) became elongate. In ceratosaurians and
> carnosaurians, the phalanges were all relatively short and much more alike in
> length (although even then the distal ones were longer than the proximal
> ones).

details, details...

Nick Pharris
Pacific Lutheran University
Tacoma, WA 98447

"If you can't convince them, confuse them." -- Harry S. Truman