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RE: Ornithischian manus (or foot) skin prints



Hmmm course this also depends on what kind of bird you want to compare it too, 
a hummingbird, emu, turkey?  They all have different sizes of scales.

K.Wicks


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>small.

>_Caririchnium leonardii_(orinthopod trackway, MWC 201.1)
"indicate subcircular to oval tubercles averaging 3-5 mm in diameter in the toe 
region and up to 10 mm in maximum dimension under the heel region"



>hadrosaur footprint
"any particular region of the foot of TMP 87.76.6 the tubercals are relatively 
uniform in size and are oval in shape. Underneath the metatarsus, the tubercles 
are larger, the maximum dimension ranging between 3.5-5.0 mm in diameters 
whereas tubercles underneath the toes have smaller maximum diameters, ranging 
between 1.5 and 3.5 mm."

ref.
Dinosaur footprints with skin impressions from the Cretaceous of Alberta and 
Colorado. Currie, Nadon and Lockley. Can. J. Earth Sci. 28 102-115 1991



k.wicks
paleo_mont








--- On Mon 02/25, Aspidel wrote:
> Hi dear dino listers,
>
> Are ornithischian manus (or foot) skin prints known?
>
> What's the most likely: tiny scales or large birdy scales?
>
> Thanks in advance, friendly - Luc J. "Aspidel" BAILLY.
>



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