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RE: Defunct genera and _Pekinosaurus galtoni_



> From: owner-dinosaur@usc.edu [mailto:owner-dinosaur@usc.edu]On Behalf Of
> Jaime A. Headden
>
> <<...and I have doubts about whether _Jurapteryx_ is a
> young _Archaeopteryx lithographica_.>>
>
> <Why?>
>
>   Read Howgate, 1984, 1985 (_Beginnings of Birds_,
> Viohl et al., (eds)), on the Eichtdtt *Archaeopteryx*
> which he first distinguished as a new species, *A.
> recurva* then as a new genus *Jurapteryx recurva.*
> Limb proportions do not appear to reflect trends in
> ontogeny of the other specimens, suggesting separation.

Ummm...  I'd wait a bit before accepting this information; perhaps some
whole multiple of three months (he said cryptically) :-)

(Note that Howgate did not in fact plot up the data in question, nor run any
real allometric analysis).

                Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
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