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Re: Furculae



In a message dated 96-11-17 03:10:15 EST, jpoling@dinosauria.com (Jeff
Poling) writes:

<< Which dinosaurs have been found with fuculae. >>

_Segisaurus_ (but may be clavicles), _Oviraptor_ and its close relatives,
_Allosaurus_ and the new Dinosaur National Monument allosaurid,
tyrannosaurids (unpublished except by Thulborn back in 1984, now apparently
confirmed by Phil Currie). Not to mention _Longisquama_ and _Archaeopteryx_.

See (among other refs):

Thulborn, R. A., 1984. "The avian relationships of Archaeopteryx, and the
origin of birds," Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 82: 119-158.

Bryant, H. N. & Russell, A. P., 1993. "The occurrence of clavicles within
Dinosauria: Implications for the homology of the avian furcula and the
utility of negative evidence," Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 13(2):
171-184.

as well as recent SVP meeting abstracts by Dan Chure.