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Re: Masiakasaurus knopferi arms
On Fri, 3 Aug 2001, Michael Hanson wrote:
> Stacey Burgess wrote:
> >Yes, more questions about this odd creature,
> >In all of the reconstructions of Masiakasaurus knopferi I have seen it was
> >depicted with 4 full claws, What is the basis for this ?
> It seems Masiakasaurus knopfleri is an Abelisaurian and all Abelisaurians
> known have 4 full claws. No arms were discovered with Masiakasaurus, so the
> number of claws is an educated guess.
I think you're getting claws confused with digits. Abelisaurs (and other
ceratosaurs) have 4 digits, but the fourth has no ungual.
Where are there four-clawed restorations of _Masiakasaurus_?
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