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>In a message dated 95-12-02 16:45:39 EST, Robert.J.Meyerson@uwrf.edu (Rob
>Meyerson) writes:
>>Actually, if you compare the wing bones of the pigeon I mentioned earlier,=
>> to the bones of _Archaeopterix_, we can see the same anchoring structures=
>> on the shoulder and wrist (this is part of an independant study, slotted=
>> for next semester).  I haven't done all my homework yet, but the=
>> preliminary verdict is that Archy did have a patagium after all (requiring=
>> a small adaptation of modern reconstructions of the animal).  If I can=
>> modestly prove my assertions, I hope to offer a new reconstruction (stay
>Good man! Now you should check the dromeys for the same features.

I would have to agree with George that if these features show up in
dromaeosaurs they would be awfully hard to explain away as anything but a
vestige of a flighted stage.  Worth a look in Monokynus too, I should think.
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