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Re: 11th specimen of Archaeopteryx

I see that "didactyl" was the search term that immediately didn't spring to mind -- thanks.

I will seek the aforementioned speculative climate link.

On 11/1/2011 1:57 PM, Denver Fowler wrote:

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From: Don Ohmes<d_ohmes@yahoo.com>
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On 11/1/2011 1:19 AM, David Marjanovic wrote:

So what would an Archie track look like?

Three-toed or two-toed. The 1st toe didn't touch the ground, and it's
not clear if the hyperextensible 2nd toe did.

Are there any 2-toed fossil tracks known?

I could not find any trace online, but one would think (looking at the ostrich 
foot) that theropods in xeric environments might take the same route, 
Archie-types aside...

Li, R., Lockley, M.G., Mackovicky, P., Matsukawa, M., Harris, J., 2008. 
Behavioral and faunal
implications of Early Cretaceous deinonychosaur trackways from China. 
95, 185–191.

Zhen, S., Li, J., Zhang, B., Chen, W., Zhu, S., 1994. Dinosaur and bird 
footprints from the
Lower Cretaceous of Emei County, Sichuan, China. Memoirs of Beijing Natural
History Museum 54, 106–120.

Kim et al - New didactyl dinosaur footprints (Dromaeosauripus hamanensis 
ichnogen. et ichnosp.nov.) from the Early
Cretaceous Haman Formation, south coast of Korea -Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, 
Palaeoecology 262 (2008) 72–78

Gaston et al. Grallator-Dominated Fossil Footprint Assemblages and Associated 
Enigmatic Footprints from the Chinle Group
(Upper Triassic), Gateway Area, Colorado. Ichnos, 10:153–163, 2003
(includes seriema prints: which show impression of the D-II claw)


Ishigaki, Shinobu and Lockley, Martin G.(2010) 'Didactyl, tridactyl and 
tetradactyl theropod trackways
from the Lower Jurassic of Morocco: evidence of limping, labouring and other 
irregular gaits', Historical Biology, 22: 1,
100 — 108

Mudroch A, Richter U, Joger U, Kosma R, Ide´ O, et al. (2011) Didactyl Tracks 
of Paravian Therop
ONE 6(2): e14642. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0014642

Azuma et al. 2009 -didactylus digit trackways from the early cretaceous hekou 
group, gansu prov. china. -extended abstrac

plus the dinosaur trackway conference 2011:

Denver Fowler