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Re: Loss of digits (was Phytodinosauria status)
In a message dated 6/7/01 3:51:46 PM EST, email@example.com writes:
<< Dinosaurs (and other animals) have lost toes and even entire limbs at
various points in their histories. >>
This is usually in adapting to a cursorial lifestyle: It is better for
running to lose excess weight from the extremities. But apparent rapid loss
of three digits in early amphibians is not so readily explained.