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Re: Some questions...
On Mon, 19 Aug 2002, Fam Jansma wrote:
> 1) Why is everybody reconstructing the pelvis of Unenlagia wrong?
> Somewhere on the WWW there is an image of (a grumpy looking) Fernando
> Novas holding the pelvic elements actually found of Unenlagia and they
> seem to differ from all reconstructons I have seen of this element: it
> is more Archaeopteryx-like and slightly opisthopubic, instead of the
> mespubic condition seen in all the reconstructions, even in the
> excellent DA. They all seem to have been based on the reconstruction
> of the element in the original mount or reconstruction in the paper,
> while completely ignoring the actual evidence. If nobody knows what I
> am talking about, the image of the actual remains is available to
> anyone who wants it.
Paleontologist Fernando Novas displays the fossil bones of Unenlagia
comahuensis, a dinosaur he found in the region of Patagonia, Argentina.