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Re: Tracks of swimming theropod found in China



On Sun, 30 Oct 2011, bh480@scn.org wrote:
From: Ben Creisler
bh480@scn.org
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.

http://tech.sina.com.cn/d/2011-10-31/09096253115.shtml

Looking at the second picture

http://i0.sinaimg.cn/IT/d/2011-10-31/U1235P2T1D6253115F9DT20111031093045.jpg

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

You heard it hear first, folks.