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Re: ARCHAEOPTERYX BAVARICA



In a message dated 10/19/98 6:54:17 AM EST, darren.naish@port.ac.uk writes:

<< (1) that it is so distinctive as to possibly deserve its own GENUS (perhaps
unarguable if you accept that _A. bavarica_ is closer to other birds than to 
 _A. lithographica_) >>

Michael Howgate's _Jurapteryx_ comes to mind, type specimen (Eichstatt
specimen, if I recall correctly) might be a juvenile "_A." bavarica_... That
is, _A. bavarica_ might be based on an adult _Jurapteryx recurva_.