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Re: Re: New Theropods
George Olshevsky wrote:
>Tom Holtz suggested a close relationship with _Dryptosaurus_ (Cope's
>_Laelaps_) from the Maastrichtian of New Jersey. I'm quite inclined to
>agree with him because of the general proportions of the hind limbs of
>_Deltadromeus_ and _Dryptosaurus_, but to clinch it I'd like to see a
>picture of a _Dryptosaurus_ metatarsal III: if it's >>not<< pinched,
>we've got a good case for referring _Deltadromeus_ to Dryptosauridae.
So would I, since that element isn't currently known!!
The anatomy of mts II and IV suggest that it *could* be moderately
pinched, but not as far as a good arctomet foot.
The humeri of Deltadromeus and Dryptosaurus are similar, as well.
Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
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