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.