--Original Message-- From: Tetanurae@aol.com Date: 06 October 1998 08:07
>Clark shows that Oviraptor had a hypocleidium on the furcula, lateral
>processes on the sternum, and uncinate processes. Very neat.
>Speaking of new Mongolian theropod stuff, Velociraptor has a hypocleidium
>the furcula, the shoulder girdle has a has a very tall corocoid, a
>facing glenoid (kinda and a nice acromion. Looks almost exactly like
>Archaeopteryx. There is no cranial projection of the pubic boot, and there
>no ischial symphysis. The head is very narrow, and the choana is a lot
>farther back than previously thought.
Mmm. . .yes . . . as I suspected - hypocleidia on their furculae. Most list
members know that furculae are wishbones/clavicles, but some of "them" won't
be too sure about what a hypocleidium on the furcula is, or what it
signifies. I was thinking of telling them myself, but . . . I thought it
would sound better coming from someone who'd seen the pictures ! :-)
Perhaps someone could say what a choana is too?