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Re: Information on Pelecanimimus
> No chance of a chimera; the type specimen is a single animal squashed flat
> into a slab. Only forequarters are known, from skull to about mid-thorax,
> including complete shoulder girdle and forelimb.
Archosaur roadkill, eh? <g> This might be a stupid question, but if the
thing was "squashed flat," how confident can anyone be of the
reconstruction? Especially if we only have the one specimen? Or are
there other specimens?
> Here are two references you can check:
I'll see if I can find them. Thanks.
> Take the sprawling stance depicted in these references with a grain of salt,
> since we do not know the hindquarters at all. I suspect the hindquarters,
> when found, will be quite dinosaurian (erect stance, possibly even long
> enough for bipedality).
Um, I hope you'll excuse me if I take a wait-and-see attitude on this.