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Re: Megaraptor

At 06:10 PM 6/22/99 -0500, Mike Hickman wrote:
>Dear fellow list members,
>      To all of you who have heard of Megaraptor namunhuaiquii, has
>anyone thought that it could be an allosaurid?

It is almost certainly NOT an allosaurid: the metatarsals are much more
gracile than an allosaur, and allosaurs do not have the big flat-sided claws
found in _Mega._ (and dromaeosaurids and troodontids).

Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
Vertebrate Paleontologist     Webpage: http://www.geol.umd.edu
Dept. of Geology              Email:tholtz@geol.umd.edu
University of Maryland        Phone:301-405-4084
College Park, MD  20742       Fax:  301-314-9661