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Re: Polacanthid prints



    As a track researcher having considerable experience with diverse types
of Early Cretaceous tracks, it seems to me highly problematical to assert
that two Wealden tracks constitute evidence of a polacanthid trackmaker, per
se.  One might say "possibly" or "putatively polacanthid", but in the
absence of any direct evidence, caution seems in order.

    Ray Stanford

"You know my method.  It is founded upon the observance of trifles." --
Sherlock Holmes in The Boscombe Valley Mystery

----- Original Message -----
From: "A S Smith" <sea_saur@yahoo.co.uk>
To: <dinosaur@usc.edu>
Sent: Thursday, November 28, 2002 8:10 AM
Subject: Polacanthid prints



There are two supposed polacanthid footprints known
from the Wealden of the Isle of Wight. Is anybody
aware of any  polocanthid specimens with feet so that
comparisons may be made and this identification be
verified?

Regards, Adam S Smith

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