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Re: Caudipteryx claws,etc

On Sun, 21 Feb 1999, GOBI 2010 wrote:

> Just wondering-
> How many claws did Caudipteryx have on it's wing?
Three, like most tetanurans.

> The model in the one national geographic magazine shows /two/ claws, but 
> the sketch further on with the small sketches of the animals and their 
> wings shows three claws.
The model has three claws -- one is hidden by a feather.

> Also, I was wondering how exactly does Protoarchaeopteryx differ from 
> archaeopteryx?
_Protarchaeopteryx_ doesn't seem to have anything particularly special to
do with _Archaeopteryx_, despite its name (also, it probably came *after*

--T. Mike Keesey                                    <tkeese1@gl.umbc.edu>
THE DINOSAURICON                               <http://dinosaur.umbc.edu>