[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index][Subject Index][Author Index]

Re: Compy and Archy

In a message dated 95-12-05 08:41:46 EST, DPterosaur@aol.com writes:

>Robert Meyerson writes:
>>> since Archy and Compsogathus are so similar in morphology,<<
>Will someone please tell me what the similarities are that are not basal to
>theropods?  I've reconstructed the skeletons and I don't see any homologies.
> And the juvenile Compy is twice the length of Archy.
>I think this is one of those perpetuated myths from days of old.

Indeed. Archy and Compy differ sharply in pelvic anatomy, forelimb anatomy,
and skull anatomy. I consider them members of two different theropod