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Re: Archaeoraptor v Microraptor

In a message dated 1/1/01 7:55:36 PM EST, kinman@hotmail.com writes:

<< What I don't understand, after all that has happened, why on earth 
 they would catalog the part and counterpart under the same number.  If any 
 part and counterpart deserved separate numbers, it would be these two, don't 
 you think? >>

It's possible the rest of the counterslab might have been destroyed when the 
tail was removed and attached to the bird. Sad situation. But the 
Archaeoraptor tail has been unambiguously identified as being from the 
counterslab of the Microraptor specimen.