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Re: SVP Poster Citation

David Marjanovic (david.marjanovic@gmx.at) wrote:

<Maybe by citing the abstract: Nick Longrich: M. M.? A. a. A., SVP meeting 
abstracts 2000
(supplement to JVP 3(2000)), p. 54A (September 2000)>

  Yes, one cites the poster as the abstract, since it is the same information 
and has been
published. The imagery would need to come from Nick if he's willing.
<BTW, while the hypothesis is intriguing, it still suffers from the extreme 
shortness of
mononykine arms, which are totally ridiculous compared to the arms of all 
modern anteaters...>

  Shortness compared to what?

  I have compared, as has Nick and a few others, the arms to those of modern 
digging animals, and
we _all_ find a close mole-like form to the arm, inspite of the location on a 
long-legged body,
such that the arms seem disproportionately small. That's the only problem with 
the comaprison.

  But if you need taxa to compare, find work on the arms of *Talpa* or 
*Amblysoma* (I compared to
the latter) ... this indicates the arsm were perfectly adapted for digging. 
This leaves
paleobiology for the most part.

Jaime A. Headden

  Where the Wind Comes Sweeping Down the Pampas!!!!

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