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Well, you're not being repetitious to me!  I'm sorry if long time
listpeople find some of this tedious or repetitious- but us newcomers don't
know all the history and have things that WE want to say too.
Anyway, naturally I find this post very interesting, thanks. And while
we're on the subject (sort of) I don't know of anyone ever restoring any
dinosaur with a toe in the air until after Bakker's drawing (which appeared
in the Hot Blooded Dinosaurs and elsewhere).  How come nobody ever thought
of that before if it's so obvious?  Surely there were specimens of
Dromaeosaurids before Deinonyschus that had feet preserved.  Or were
> From: MBell16766@aol.com
> To: dinosaur@usc.edu
> Subject: Re: DIDACTYLS
> Date: Tuesday, September 30, 1997 7:59 PM
>   _Irenichnites gracilis_ is very probably the ichnite of Deinonychus or
> very similar taxon. It is tridactyl. I'm not the only one who thinks so.
> illustration can be found in : Sternberg,C.M. 1926. Dinosaurs from Peace
> River, British Columbia. National Museum of Canada Ann. Rept. 1930:59-85.

>  This is being repetitious, I know, and I'm sorry. This will be MY spiel,
> like Dinogeorge's Birds Came First. So there!
>   It is also interesting to note that C.M.Sternberg illustrated the
> claw along with the rest of the leg back in the 30's I believe
> (Stenonychosaurus?). I can give you all the citation in a couple of
> Dan Varner.