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Re: Question about Archaeopteryx's (non) reversed hallux

----- Original Message -----
From: "Jaime A. Headden" <qilongia@yahoo.com>
Sent: Tuesday, October 10, 2006 11:16 PM

 However, *Scansoriopteryx* lacks this twisted first metatarsal that was
implicated for the retroverted hallux. This is virtually untestable in
*Epidendrosaurus* [...]

True, I forgot about that. All evidence there is is that in both all toes are on the same level -- the metatarso-phalangeal joints form a straight line --, but of course that's not enough to show any toe was retroverted.

it makes the issue
relatively a refutal of there being a reversed hallux in the taxon.