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PHORUSRHACOID HANDS, THESCELOSAUR SCUTES
Some time back, Roger Stephenson told us about the episode of Jurassica that
included mention of 'hands' in phorusrhacoid birds. This episode was aired here
last week on the Discovery Channel - Steve White (yes, Mr. Steve '3D'/Orbis
White) has told me what he can remember. Basically, the evidence isn't
compelling or conclusive, and seems based on a single specimen in which the
radius and ulna are fused and have an odd (presumably distal) end. I don't know
if phalanges were found, in theory they'd prove the idea one way or the other.
What's the current situation on dermal scutes in _Thescelosaurus_ and, indeed,
in hypsilophodonts? Are they for real, or is this still dependent on your
opinion? Thanks for help.
"John Paul is in the garden" "Avec le pain" "With..... a pan"