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Re: Sauropod at the Vernel Field Museum
GOBI 2010 wrote:
> While on my trip, on the way to Dino Nat'l Monument, I was at
> Vernel(sp),and saw their field museum and dinosaur gardens.One thing I
> noticed was the hind feet...they looked....just plain WRONG!!!!
> It appeared, at least to me, that the hind feet were clawed, the same as
> the forefeet, only the big claw on the innermost toe was a little
> blunter, rounder. It's feet certaintly don't look like they do in my
> dinosaur books...TOO many claws.
> Is this how a Diplodocus' feet are supposed to look, or am I correct in
> thinking that it was wrong?
The very first article I wrote for my How to Draw Dinosaur series in
Prehistoric Times was on Sauropod feet.
There is only one claw on the fore foot, on the thumb. On the hind feet
Diplodocids have 3 claws, from digit 1-3. Some sauropods have 2 claws
while others have 4.