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Re: Longipteryx chaoyangensis (Aves, Enantiornithes?)
> <...are you sure that is an enantiornithine and not an non-avian
> maniraptoran? As you say those feathers are very un-avian
Might more prep work (removal of half a millimeter of matrix or so) reveal
Is it possible that the specimen died during moulting?
> and look very like those on the recently
> discovered Sinic dromeosaur.
The body feathers of Liáoníng birds all look like that, AFAIK...
> I seem to see a dromeosaur like furcula there or I
> am dreaming.>
That's simply the plesiomorphy, like in *Archaeopteryx* and