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Re: Non-avian Uncinates

In a message dated 5/11/01 4:50:34 PM EST, Mickey_Mortimer11@email.msn.com 

<< Dino Guy and Computer Gal wrote-
 > I know that a few people (Gregory S. Paul, for one) have remarked that
 > dromaeosaurs and oviraptorosaurs have uncinates, even though they are
 > not present in the fossils of non-ornithurine birds.
 The latter statement is untrue. Etc., etc. >>

It's beginning to look as if uncinate processes aren't terribly significant 
taxonomically. Even Huayangosaurus had them--or something like them.