AABQOTW 14

This time out that vexed question of opposable digits in theropod dinosaurs. At least some of you will be aware of a rather special dinosaur that will hopefully flower in the literature soon with important implications for this area (and a few others) but for now you’ll have to stick to troodontids. As ever, follow the link to get to the answer to “did troodontids have opposable thumbs?”.

Just to make thngs clear after bit of recent confusion, the point of these posts is to link to interesting  discussions on the AAB website, you are not supposed to answer the questiosn here. The answers are already provided. That is not to say that I dont welcome further questions or disucssion on here (or additional questions on AAB) but that there’s not a lot of point is providing a simple answer here.

1 Response to “AABQOTW 14”


  1. 1 Zach Miller 24/03/2009 at 6:55 am

    Funny you should mention this. Scott and I went to the Alaska Natural History Museum last weekend and, to our horror, was told by the museum’s director that troodontids not only had opposable thumbs but could, therefore, use tools.

    Tool-using troodontids. We were both so stupified that we couldn’t really respond until the next day, via email.


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