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Re: Rahonavis; sickle claws




There is an excellent skeletal drawing in the paper in which Rahona (now Rahonavis) was originally described and named in Science magazine. It is available online if you register with Science (and I'm pretty sure registration is still free).
------Ken Kinman
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From: "aspidel" <aspidel@freegates.be>
Reply-To: aspidel@freegates.be
To: "The Dinosaur Mailing List" <dinosaur@usc.edu>
Subject: Rahonavis; sickle claws
Date: Sun, 25 Nov 2001 18:15:11 +0100

Hi dino-listers,

I'd like to draw _Rahonavis_. Does someone have a skeletal restoration? I fond nothing (but fine artwork) on the www.
Thanks in advance.


BTW: how many times did the sickle claws appear in dinosaur evolution? Twice (once in maniraptorans, once in ceratosaurs: _Noasaurus_)? May we say it's convergent evolution?

Friendly - Luc J. "Aspidel" BAILLY.



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