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RE: Archaeoraptor still a nomen nudum
> From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com]On Behalf Of
> Dave B
> Has the bird (the body of the origin "Archaeoraptor" chimera)
> been described
> yet? Where is this specimen currently?
Don't know where it is located at present, but I do want to point something
The front end of "archaeoraptor" has never been described in detail, and
although I think it is quite likely a bird (i.e., an avialian closer to
modern birds than to _Archaeopteryx_) we really DON'T know that it is such.
It could concievably be outside Archie + later birds: there simply is not
sufficient information provided yet for us to know.
Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
Department of Geology Director, Earth, Life & Time Program
University of Maryland College Park Scholars
College Park, MD 20742
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