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Fukuiraptor (Re: Details on Microraptor)



In a message dated 12/13/00 3:50:39 AM Eastern Standard Time, 
Mickey_Mortimer@email.msn.com writes:

> Eoenantiornis, Protopteryx and Fukuiraptor are coming up this week, so stay 
> tuned!

As y'all might have surmised, the last of these is _Fukuiraptor 
kitadaniensis_, Azuma and Currie's EK Japanese allosauroid, once thought to 
be a dromaeosaur because of its unguals and fused interdental plates.

The paper includes a restoration that looks a _lot_ like _Sinraptor_, but 
that may be due to the restoration being mostly based on _Sinraptor_, as 
_Fukuiraptor_ is kinda scrappy (pieces are known from a large portion of the 
skeleton, but the preservation is not terrific).

Anyhoo, I'll let Mickey fill in the details, since he seems so keen on it!

--Nick Pharris