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Re: Deinonychus/uncinate process
> Jeff Poling noted:
> > No more messages about uncinate processes until somebody says what they
> I am confused about this thread also. An "uncinate process" is not a
> specific bone, but rather a feature of a bone. Uncinate processes are
> hook-like or hooked projections on a bone...any bone.
> So, which bone are we talking about?
I was also wondering about what an uncinate process is. As Philip says,
it is a feature of a bone, but I thought it was specific to a particular
bone (or set of bones). For example, I looked up the definition in the
Concise Oxford Dictionary of Zoology by Allaby, and it said (in part):
"In birds, a protrusion of bone from a rib, enabling it to
join on to the rib behind by means of ligaments. ..."
So, is this the same feature we're talking about in Deinonychus?