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Chris (et al):
My understanding is that both species are fairly complete specimens. I
think that there is more than one _Protoarchaeopteryx_ specimen. I have a
picture of one of them, and the fossil looks like 3-D, fresh roadkill. The
pictures that I've seen of _Caudipteryx_ seems to show the same level of
preservation - i.e. high levels of detail (including feathers, body
contours, and potentially some internal organ outlines), 3-D bones -
slightly crushed, and apparently 75-90% of the skeleton. Definitely NOT
trace fossils, and not very fragmentary.
From: Christopher Srnka <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: List Dinosaur <email@example.com>
Date: Monday, October 05, 1998 1:08 AM
>What kind of specimens are known for _Caudipteryx_ and
>_Protoarchaeopteryx_? Are these partial or complete skeletons, or are we
>talking about fragmentary or trace fossils here? Just wondering.