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Re: Coelophysoid-Protoavis connection?



> Waylon Rowley wrote:
> >the skull of Protoavis is partially reconstructed. The orbits are huge
and
> >the bones don't appear to have interdigitated or have been well-sutured.<
> This may be true. However, if this is so, it may just be a juvenile
> _Protoavis_, and not a coelophysoid. Lots of other theropods have large
> orbits (_Troodon_, for one example, as you mention).

Indeed Chatterjee says the individual in which the orbits are preserved is
juvenile.