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Re: _Saurexallopus_

At 14:54 -0400 6/10/98, Joshua Smith wrote:

>       _Saurexallopus_ is a Maastrichtian-aged ichnogenus originally
>described in ?1995 by Jerry Harris and some of his crazy friends.

I was one of those once.... :)

>I am not sure about the spelling, but it is close.  I recently was part of a
>team (1996) that described essentially the same morphotype from the
>Maastrichtian-aged Lance Formation (the formation where the first _T.rex_ was
>found) of eastern Wyoming.  We are currently writing it up, but it is one
>bizzar track.  I am talking only about the Lance examples here, but it looks
>kind of like a "theropod" track, except that the toes are very long and
>narrow.  The digital pads are not sub-circular or such as
>they often are in "Theropod" ichnites, but are elongated more along the axes
>of the toes.  There is a very odd hallux that is also very long and
>thin.  It is essentially a quadrupedal ichnite, rather than a tridactyl
>track with a small hallux impression.  Very very strange critter.  We
>have nothing in the Lance record that I know of that could be the
>trackmaker for this little guy.

You didn't mention size, but it sounds to me like you got a giant pigeon.  :)

Jerry - throw some more info my way, 'K?

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