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Re: The Ornithodira: A New Hypothesis, or a Revived One?

But Allosaurus does possess furculae.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: Jaime A. Headden <qilongia@yahoo.com>
To: <dinosaur@usc.edu>
Sent: Tuesday, April 11, 2000 10:16 PM
Subject: The Ornithodira: A New Hypothesis, or a Revived One?

> directly related to flight. That *Allosaurus* lacks
> furculae, but *Sinraptor* possesses them shows that
> the structure does not preserve as a result of loss of
> noise suppression in the geneaology, but suggests that
> perhaps there was a functionary purpose nesseccary to
> ankylosis of the clavicular halves or ossification of
> the intraclavicular cartilage or tendons that allowed
> *Sinraptor* to do something, or prevented something
> else from occuring. > 
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