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Re: [Re: Bird and dinosaur respiration]



> Actually they did have another, more solid (IMHO) piece of evidence, and
that
> was the lack of room in the specimen for posterior-dorsal (can't remember
the
> exact term) air sacs.
>
> I have heard numerous retorts to the liver evidence, but no one ever talks
> about the, apparent fact, that _Scipionyx_ didn't have room for air sacs
in
> its hind quarters.

Hmm... I see plenty of room there. Maybe not as much as in recent flying
birds, but this shouldn't be a problem.
Hey, we don't know how _broad_ *Scipionyx* was, and therefore how much room
there was between its ribs! It's flattened!