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Re: Tracks of swimming theropod found in China

On Sun, 30 Oct 2011, bh480@scn.org wrote:
From: Ben Creisler
A news story being carried by Chinese news services:

Trackways found in China have been identified as a large swimming theropod
with toes that touched bottom while in water. The find was made in Chicheng
County in Hebei Province and dates to the Jurassic-Cretaceous boundary. A
description will appear in an article by Xing Lida, Jerry Harris, and
others in the new issue of the Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology.  Article
has photo and artwork.


Looking at the second picture


it occurs to me that's why the forelimbs are so small - reduce drag
while swimming...

You heard it hear first, folks.