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Re: Just following the trend of questioning...
Luis Rey wrote:
"Don't follow. Third finger in the place of second finger? I'm pointing out
that Gishlick considers that the third finger could have been used as
grasping device almost (but not quite) opposable to the thumb while the
second finger is the one that bears the feathers."
Yes, that's what I'm trying to say.
"And I don't think you are referring to the digit homology developmental
"New, detailed paper on Caudipteryx points out that the third finger retains
only two phalanges and is virtually atrophied, clawless and maybe almost
fused to the second finger . I don't know any detailed analyses of
Protarchaopteryx hand, but as with everything that may be outdated too."
Yes, I'm aware of the situation with Caudipteryx.
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