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Re: Albisaurus... and Shuvuuia... and Cryptovolans



From: "David Marjanovic"
>
> HP Tim Williams proposed that *Cryptovolans* could be *Microraptor*.
Doesn't
> the former have a much longer tail?
>

I was also surprised by HP Tim Villiams' idea.
Obviously, _Cryptovolans_ was much longer, up to 80 cm, with a tail up to 50
cm (60 with the feathers); _Microraptor_'s lenght is estimated about 55 cm
by Hwang et al.(2002); they list about 26 caudals in _Microraptor_, and
Czerkas & Czerkas estimate the number of _Cryptovolans_ caudals up to 28 at
least.

Cheers - Aspidel