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And it's spelled with a "Y"!!
>>There have been several Archaeopteryx specimens uncovered. The most recent
>>one was within the last 20 years. One specimen was originally miss
>>identified as a coelosaur but properly identified in the early 70's. Allof
>>the specimens have feather imprints and most have a discernable furcula.
>Mmm, this seems to compare to the info in the book and other info I had
>heard/read about Archaeopterix. A total of 5 specimens, one misidentified
>(the one from Haarlem, here in Holland, reidentified as Archaeopterix in the
>1960's (?) by Ostrom (?)), two with imprints and those only the two
1970, and it was Ostrom.
>mentioned in the book (from 1861 and 1877). Only the "al lot of the
>specimens have feather imprints" seems to clash here. Is the rest of my info
>about Archaeopterix outdated?
Hmmm, how do I say this? :-)
YES YES YES YES!!! It is outdated. Below is a list of the specimens. The
last two, both excellent, were unknown when they wrote the book..
The type London specimen, with feather impressions.
The Berlin specimen, with excellent feather impressions.
The Maxberg specimen, lost.
The Haarlem specimen, with faint feather impressions.
The Eichstatt specimen, excellent skeleton, poor feathers.
The Solnhofen specimen, excellent skeleton.
The Solnhofen Aktien Verein specimen, my person favorite, with impressions.
> What was was, before was was was? Before was was was, was was is.
Rama lama ding dong.
Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
Dept. of Geology
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742