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Re: Balaur bondac, the double-bladed dromaeosaurid of Transylvania!

On Mon, Aug 30, 2010 at 8:01 PM, Dann Pigdon <dannj@alphalink.com.au> wrote:
> How many Balaur feet have been recovered, I wonder? It'd be an immense stroke 
> of bad luck if
> the only known pedal remains just happened to come from a polydactyl anomaly.

It has the usual number of digits; it's just that digit I is
hypertrophied like digit II. (Homeotic shift?)

The hands, OTOH, are didactyl (with a slivery remnant of digit III)!

T. Michael Keesey
Technical Consultant and Developer, Internet Technologies
Glendale, California