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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
suborders.