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Re: Archaeopteryx



In a message dated 1/9/01 12:01:55 PM EST, tmk@dinosauricon.com writes:

<< 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?... >>

Certainly not cm!