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Re: Archaeopteryx



On Tue, 9 Jan 2001, Mickey_Mortimer wrote:

> Hanneke Meijer wrote-
>
> > The other day I was talking to a collegue at the Naturalis Museum in
> > Leiden about Archaeopteryx. He told me that he read somewhere ( I
> > don't know where) that Archie's body measured 47 mm without the head
> > and the tail.  Can someone tell me if this is true, because it seems
> > very small to me.
>
> So we're only measuring the neck, back and sacrum here, right?  This
> is really only possible to measure in the Eichstatt and Berlin
> specimens, which gives us lengths of 114.5 mm and 179 mm respectively.
> It seems you are correct in thinking the 47 mm figure was too small.

Uuhhh.... mm or cm?...

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