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SLC loss (was: Re: Revising Hou et al, 96) & Burian
From: "Williams, Tim" <TiJaWi@agron.iastate.edu>
> The absence of a semilunate carpal (SLC) - or similar structurs - in
> maniraptoriforms, maniraptorans or eumaniraptorans may be due to secondary
Can someone gimme a list of taxa which have lost SLC?
> (...) Taxa such as _Protarchaeopteryx_ might
> have reverted to a more primitive carpal configuration to give the wrist
> more overall flexibility - especially torsional and dorso-palmar movement.
Does it mean that they were able again, for example, to catch a prey with
In order to make further drawings more accurate...
Thanks in advance - Luc J. "Aspidel" BAILLY.
I found home among dirty old things an ooooooooooooold book about dinosaurs
and other prehistoric beasts I received when I was 8.
Most illustrations are now inaccurate (for dinosaurs), but they're... Z.
I can imagine his illustrations with the knowledge we have today...