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Microraptor femur lengths and Cryptovolans too!



Mickey Mortimer wrote-

femoral lengths (mm)-
53 M. zhaoianus holotype
61 M. gui referred
63 M. sp.
74 M. zhaoianus referred
74 M. zhaoianus referred
81 M. sp.
94 M. sp.
97 M. gui holotype

How certain can we be that holotype is truly a mature individual? If it is indeed, then are the referred specimens instead possibly *C. pauli* and *M. gui*?


I'm backing off a bit on my stance that all three species are indeed synonymous for the moment, however it does appear probable that at least *M. gui* might be synonymous with *C. pauli*.


Nick Gardner



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