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Re: Stego/Ankylo limbs (really ceratopsian limbs)



On Sun, 4 Feb 1996, nd to continue interrupted message.] wrote:

> 
> Has anybody considered if these trackways have been distorted by natural 
> forces either during formation(when they were still soft) or later?
> I'm wondering if perhaps this sort of event would result in the 
> spacing/position of prints that would throw off correct interpretation.
> 
> Granted, this kind of distortion wouldn't cause an outtoed animal's 
> tracks to look intoed, but what if their position shrunk or expanded to 
> the point where it could make a sprawling creature look like it was 
> walking erect?

Of course, if this were the case, the hindlimbs would have to have 
sprawled as much as the forelimbs.  You wanna try to make a ceratop 
hindlimb sprawl?

> 
> ----Steve
> 
> 

Nick Pharris
Pacific Lutheran University
Tacoma, WA 98447
(206)535-8204
PharriNJ@PLU.edu

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