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Re: Noasaurid help
On Tue, 4 Sep 2001, Nicholas Gardner wrote:
> I don't know much about noasaurids unless you count Masiakasaurus or
> Elaphrosaurus, but here is something I dug up at the Dinsoauricon.
> "Some characteristics of at least some noasaurids are: very large cervical
> epipophyses, hyperextendable second pedal digit, tapered preacetabular
> process, reduced lateral metatarsals, low rounded anterior cervical neural
> spines and elongate anterior dorsal centra. None of these are known for all
> taxa, since noasaurids are not well-known." -- T. Mike Keesey
This was taken from posts by Mickey Mortimer -- you can find more
information in the DML archives.
> Personally, I think hyperextendable toe is representative of the noasaurinae
> not the elaphrosaurus_+_masiakasaurus clade
(If these, indeed, are clades.) Hence my qualifier "at least some".
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