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From: David Peters [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Sunday, April 21, 2002 6:03 PM
To: Tracy Ford
Subject: re: Saltopus
Dave Peters asked me to post this to the list.
I know there is not much known about the roadkill smear that is Saltopus
- and some consider that it may or may not be a dinosaur - but one thing
strikes me as peculiar - the pelvis, parts of which can be
The ilia are long, much longer than in contemporary dinosaurs, and long
enough to encompass as many as five sacrals, although only a few are
actually visible. The ilia are also rather widely separated, as in
Herrarasaurus, and in contrast to Coelophysis.
Is the wide pelvis with that many sacrals a character of primitive
Ornithischia? Or is there another answer, perhaps closer to
Scleromochlus which shares the condition?
Tracy L. Ford
P. O. Box 1171
Poway Ca 92074