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Re: Sinosauropteryx Structures



Yes, now that I look at them again, they do seem to be the gastralia. Oops.
Didn't look close enough, I guess.
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> From: Adam Yates <zooamy@zoo.latrobe.edu.au>
> To: Gary Riegler <herricks@cin.net>
> Cc: dinosaur@usc.edu
> Subject: Re: Sinosauropteryx Structures
> Date: Monday, January 19, 1998 12:12 AM
> 
> 
> 
> On Fri, 16 Jan 1998, Gary Riegler wrote:
> 
> > 
> > Anyone out there who has read the paper on Sinosauropteyx,does it
explain
> > possibly what the filament-like structures  extending away from the
belly
> > and neck of the specimen shown in Audobon are? They resemble the 
> > "protofeathers" along the back, but are longer and seem to curve
cranially.
> > Thanks. 
> 
> 
> Our library finally got the issue today. There is no mention of these
> filament like structures you describe above. I haven't seen the Audobon
> photo so I'm not sure what the structures you refer to are. Perhaps you
> were looking at the gastralia (belly ribs)?
> 
> cheers 
> 
> Adam Yates