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new Caudipteryx paper

This just in:

Zhou, Z-H, Wang X-L, Zhang F-C, and Xu, X. 2000. Important features of Caudipteryx -- Evidence from two nearly complete new specimens. Vertebrata PalAsiatica 38(4):241-254.

Describes new material, including the best complete skeleton (stunningly gorgeous, I might add), of Caudipteryx zoui. Diplomatically argues for the maniraptoran relationships of Caudipteryx but concedes that it could be a secondarily flightless bird that had experienced reversal of some (major) characters. Lots of description and nice photos.
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