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Re: Limusaurus Inextricabilis



El PaleoFreak writes:
 > http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v459/n7249/full/nature08124.html
 > 
 > Is this a confirmation of the Wagner and Gauthier frame-shift
 > hypothesis on theropod digits?

No -- it's an alternative to it.  The tentative implication of the
Limusaurus paper is that the three digits of derived theropods were
always 2-3-4 after all, and not 1-2-3 as previously thought.  No
frame-shift required.

Dave Hone's blog has a nice, comprehensible write-up:
        
http://archosaurmusings.wordpress.com/2009/06/18/limusaurus-?-four-fingers-and-a-whole-mess-of-homologies/

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