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Re: Deinonychus pubis



In a message dated 1/17/99 7:43:41 PM EST, sherry@spatula-net.com writes:

<< Anyway, I was
 surprised to read the description of the pubis. It was described as a flat
 bladelike bone, without a shaft at all. However all the mounts and
 descriptions I've seen, Deinonychus has the typical theropod "shaft and
 boot" pubis.  What' s the story? >>

Ostrom initially misidentified the coracoid as the pubis. He corrected this in
a later paper describing a different specimen from which the pubis wasn't
missing.