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Re: MONONYKUS OLECRANUS SKULL
The Holotype specimen is from the Geological Institute, Mongolian Academy
of Sciences (GI N107/6) and is described (in major detail) in
Altangarel, P., L.M. Chiappe, B. Rinchen, J.M. Clark, & M.A. Norell. 1994.
Skeletal Morphology of _Mononykus olecranus_ (Theropoda: Avialae) from the
Late Cretaceous of Mongolia. American Museum Novitates
So, a safe bet would be the American Museum specimen (skeletal mount),
since it is based on actual bone structure. The holotype skull was
incomplete and only included "the braincase, a portion of the right
maxilla, and a tooth." (see above).
I hope this helps.
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> From: Brian Franczak <email@example.com>
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: MONONYKUS OLECRANUS SKULL
> Date: Wednesday, September 03, 1997 10:14 AM
> Anyone know which is the currently accepted as correct skull for
> olecranus_, the shorter version in Greg Paul's and the AMNH's skeletal
> drawings, or the somewhat elongated version on the skeletal mount and in
> John Sibbick's National Geographic article illustrations?
> Brian (email@example.com)