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Re: Archaeopteryx bavaricus

Scott, et al:

    The only info that I have is apparently based on Wellenhofer's paper
(the name I have is _Archaeopteryx bavarica_).  It has a bony sternum, it is
smaller than the other specimens and yet appears to have been an adult, and
it has a set of bony interdental plates (on the inner side of each lower jaw
between all tooth positions).

    Allan Edels

-----Original Message-----
From: Scott A Hartman <ottscay@uwyo.edu>
To: Dinosaur Listserver <dinosaur@usc.edu>
Date: Thursday, October 15, 1998 6:48 PM
Subject: Archaeopteryx bavaricus

>     I haven't been able to find many references (outside of Wellenhofer's
>original 1993 description) to the taxanomic validity of the most recent
>"second" Archaeopteryx species.  Anyone else have their thumb on the pulse
>of this issue?  I'm finishing up a preliminary Archaeopteryx skeletal
>reconstruction, (I like "non-controversial" animals), and I wanted to
>check on the validity of using some of the data from the Bavarian specimen
>to fill the blanks left by other specimens.  Thanks in advance.
>Scott Hartman