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Re: Jurassic bird




On Thu, 10 Aug 1995, Chris Nedin wrote:

> A comment by Marx (Science, 199: 284) in 1978 mentions the possible finding
> part of of a possible bird humerus from Upper Jurassic the the Dry Mesa
> area, found by Jensen and looked at by Ostrom.  Does anyone know what
> happened to this bone? Was it from a bird, Was it from a pterosaur? Or is
> it still indeterminate. There was, apparently, no follow-up to this report
> in the literature.

I heard suggestions it was an Archaeopteryx or a pterosaur also.  No 
additional work has been done yet.  There is a lot of material from the Dry 
Mesa area and it will be some time before it is all sorted out.  Patience.

---John Schneiderman (dino@revelation.unomaha.edu)