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Re: Noasaurus and Masiakasaurus
According to Sampson et al. 2001, specimens referred to Masiakasaurus
include metatarsals II and III and pedal phalanges and unguals.
So, could Noasaurus have had a spinosaurid or Megaraptor-style huge manual
claw? This could indicate that it was, at least in part, piscivorous, like
----- Original Message -----
From: "T. Michael Keesey" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "Mailing List - Dinosaur" <email@example.com>
Sent: Tuesday, December 30, 2003 7:30 AM
Subject: Re: Noasaurus and Masiakasaurus
> --- Andrew McDonald <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > Hello,
> > My name is Andrew McDonald. I am a high school senior with a tremendous
> > interest in dinosaurs (obviously), and I am new to the list.
> > I am planning a restoration of Noasaurus. I would like your opinions on
> > how
> > acceptable it would be to use Masiakasaurus as a model. I am uncertain
> > because the two animals' lifestyles were probably quite different, given
> > the
> > great disparities in their pedal anatomy and dentition.
> Pedal anatomy is unkown for _Masiakasaurus_, and may even be unknown for
> _Noasaurus_, since the identification of the ungual as pedal is not
> > I know Ligabueino is fragmentary, but can it reveal anything more about
> > Noasaurus? Thanks for your help.
> Well, it does have pedal elements....
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