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Re: Masiakasaurus knopfleri arms



T. Michael Keesey wrote:
 
>> 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_?
 
It seems that I did happen to confuse digits with claws, NO theropod has ever been found with 4 manual unguals.