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Re: UTAHRAPTOR'S CLAWS



At 03:32 PM 8/4/98 GMT0BST, Darren wrote:
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>Also, Currie concluded that _Utahraptor_ was a dromaeosaurine, not a 
>velociraptorine, largely because _Utahraptor_ lacks the enlarged 
>second premaxillary tooth seen in velociraptorines. 

Actually, Currie (1995) considers _Utahraptor_ as probably in
Velociraptorinae, not Dromaeosaurinae, because the second premax tooth is
the largest in the Big U.

Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
Vertebrate Paleontologist     Webpage: http://www.geol.umd.edu
Dept. of Geology              Email:th81@umail.umd.edu
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