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



On Tue, Aug 31, 2010 at 12:52 AM, Roberto Takata <rmtakata@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 31, 2010 at 12:36 AM, T. Michael Keesey <keesey@gmail.com>
>> It has the usual number of digits; it's just that digit I is
>> hypertrophied like digit II. (Homeotic shift?)
>
> It doesn't seems to me to be hypertrophied. It seems just to be
> dislodged from the original position (maybe turned post mortem to
> front).

I suppose I should have said pedal phalanx I-1 larger than usual for
dromaeosaurids (around the same size as pedal phalanx II-1).
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