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Fingers crossed

I've noticed that many small theropod fossils in which an articulated   
hand is preserved show digits II and III of the hand crossed. A good   
example of this is seen in Confusciusornis (See Paul Davis' photos at   
http://www.dinosauria.com/gallery/paul/paul.htm). Archaeopteryx shows the   
same thing. I think I recall this being mentioned somewhere, but I can't   
remember where. Is this just coincidence, or was there something else   
going on?