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Re: New Jeholornis specimen
> > Zhonghe Zhou and Fucheng Zhang:
> > Jeholornis compared to Archaeopteryx, with a new understanding of the
> > earliest avian evolution
Wonderful. Wonderful... just right now, right today, while I'm coding that
animal for my analysis of K birds. Aaaah... and extra info on *Sapeornis*,
too. It's so great :-)
> They confirm the absence of premaxillary and maxillary teeth, but one
> has a couple dentary teeth.
While *Shenzhouraptor* is said to have premaxillary teeth, right?
> The scapula is squared off distally, not tapered as originally reported.
> The coracoid foramen is medially displaced as in enantiornithines and
And can someone tell me if the articulation between scapula and coracoid
is as in Enantiornithes (peg on the coracoid in a socket in the scapula)
or in Euornithes (peg on the scapula in a socket in the coracoid)?
(*Rahonavis*, *Longipteryx* and *Eocathayornis* have the enantiornithine
condition.) While I am at it, can someone confirm the euornithine
condition in *Otogornis*, and tell me which one *Jibeinia* and
> The hallux is reversed as preserved.
Hm... it's pretty long, but mt I is located as high up on mt II as in
Archie, and the claw of I points the same way as the others...
The tail is really interesting.
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