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Re: New and improved Bambiraptor
Ok, I knew this was going to get around to biting me on the bum (don't
worry Dan, it's ok). I produced the new Bambiraptor skeletal reconstruction
for use on an educational website that wants semi-technical information.
Because my employer still wants some level of "exclusivity," I'm electing
not to post it on a personal webpage. However, I will email a jpeg to
anyone who requests one.
I worked closely with the original illustrator on this (Pat Redman), as
well as utilizing casts and photos of the bones. The estimation for the
braincase volume hasn't changed (at lest not that I'm aware of), but there
are indeed some differences in the reconstruction of the skull. The animal
most certainly could not fly, as we think of it, and there were no feathers
found with the specimen, although I'd hypothesize that they were from
phylogenetic inference. AS far as future publication, Most of the authors
are in the field at the momment, so communication is limited. Some others
on the list may know more about this.
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