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On Tue, 9 May 2001, Gavin Rymill wrote:
> In one of my Spinosaurus reconstructions I had shown three manugal digits of
> similar length all with normal-sized claws, as has been depicted in Jurassic
> Park III.
> Can anyone tell me if there is any evidence for this large claw? My
> understanding was that Spinosaurus is known from fragmentary dentary,
> vertebrae, hindlimb elements, teeth [destroyed] and neck vertebra,
> fragmentary dentaries, dorsal neural arch.
> No mention of any parts of the forelimbs.
> Is the large thumb claw an inference made by people comparing the animal to
Yes, and _Suchomimus_, and, indeed, many basal _Tetanurae_.
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