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Functional morphology of the hindfoot of the Texas sauropod Pleurocoelus sp. indet.

Marc R. Gallup
Functional morphology of the hindfoot of the Texas sauropod Pleurocoelus sp. indet. (in Paleobiology of the dinosaurs, James O. Farlow (editor))
Special Paper - Geological Society of America (1989) 238: 71-74

Abstract

Studies of a complete left pes of the Texas Lower Cretaceous sauropod, Pleurocoelus sp. indet., show--on the basis of the form and size of the elements, particularly the claws--some adaptations for scratch-digging. Four distinct claws are associated with the pedal skeleton, supporting the view that this species was at least one of the Glen Rose trackmakers. Evidence presented here allies Pleurocoelus with the brachiosaurids.


ISSN: 0072-1077
EISSN: 2331-219X
Coden: GSAPAZ
Serial Title: Special Paper - Geological Society of America
Serial Volume: 238
Title: Functional morphology of the hindfoot of the Texas sauropod Pleurocoelus sp. indet.
Title: Paleobiology of the dinosaurs
Author(s): Gallup, Marc R.
Author(s): Farlow, James O.editor
Affiliation: 8816 10th Ave., Inglewood, CA, United States
Affiliation: Indiana Univ.-Purdue Univ. at Fort Wayne, Dep. Earth and Space Sci., Fort Wayne, IN, United States
Pages: 71-74
Published: 1989
Text Language: English
Publisher: Geological Society of America (GSA), Boulder, CO, United States
ISBN: 0-8137-2238-1
References: 7
Accession Number: 1989-073312
Categories: Vertebrate paleontology
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus.
N25°45'00" - N36°30'00", W106°30'00" - W93°30'00"
Country of Publication: United States
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2017, American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from Bibliography of Fossil Vertebrates, Society of Vertebrate Paleontology, Berkeley, CA, United States
Update Code: 1989
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