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



From: "Williams, Tim" <TiJaWi@agron.iastate.edu>
>
> _Cryptovolans_ will have to be re-described in order to determine its true
> affinities; the original description is (sadly) quite deficient in this
> respect.

Agreed, and especially the skull. It's qualified "dromaeosaurid-like",
without any description and measuring. It also lacks a skeletal
reconstruction.

> I was alluding to the possibility that _Cryptovolans_ may prove to
> be a species of _Microraptor_ (or another basal dromie genus), not
> synonymous with _Microraptor zhaoianus_.

Or simply that _Cryptovolans_ may be close to _Microraptor_ or another basal
dromie... (W4MMA?) ... always the same problem "What's a genus?" and "What's
a species?" in paleontology --- there're posts enough in the archives about
this question.

>
> I received a few old messages too.  Dunno what's going on.

So did I.

Cheers - Aspidel.