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