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Re: oviraptorosaur pelvis in dorsal view
Greg Paul (GSP1954@aol.com) wrote:
<Does anyone have a good dorsal view photo or illustration of a well
preserved oviraptor or oviraptorosaur pelvis, or can cite a published
figure of one?>
All I can provide is the paper describing the non-caenagnathoid
oviraptorosaur *Nomingia gobiensis*.
Barsbold R.; Osmólska, H.; Watabe; Currie, P.J.; & Tsogtbaatar K. 2000. A
new oviraptorosaur (Dinosauria, Theropoda) from Mongolia: The first
dinosaur with a pygostyle. _Acta Palaeontologica Polonica_ 45 (2): 97-106.
This pelvis is different than oviraptorid pelvises, and it is apparent
from sacra in caenagnathids that *Nomingia*'s pelvis is apomorphically
narrow, and that the ilia contact the sacral neural lamina (fused neural
spines). Need a complete sacro-iliac complex in dorsal view to be
described, but this is present in GI 100/42 (oviraptorid) and Triebold's
new form, and is undescribed in the literature.
Jaime A. Headden
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