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Re: Iguanodon(?) sp. and Jixiangornis
David Marjanovic wrote-
> The preserved ulna is a 25.5 cm long bone. In lateral view, its
> margin is right[?]
> If the two bones described previously are clearly identifiable like
> pertaining to Iguanodontidae, [...]
Thanks for the corrections, I didn't translate this myself, I used Babel
Fish (http://babelfish.altavista.com/). I was having trouble trying to get
those two sentences... they didn't make much sense.
> known in the higher Cretaceous (Campanien and Maastrichtien) of Western
> Europe. Although it is present in many European layers [ 1, 4, 11, 15,
> its membership of Iguanodontidae only was recently suggested [ 29 ].
What's that ref?
M. Pincemulle, 1997. Un ornithopode du Cretace superieur de Vitrolles
(Bouches-du-Rhone): Rhabdodon priscus. memoire de DEA, universite
Montpellier-2, 1997 (non publie)
I guess it's some sort of unpublished thesis?
> Ji Qiang, Ji Shu[']an, Zhang Hongbin, You Hailu,
> Zhang Jianping, Wang Lixia, Yuan Changri,
Thanks, it looked like Changri in the scans I have of the paper.
> the antorbital fenestra has not been lost.
Birds never lose it. Though in derived birds it is connected to the
orbit. -- The authors label both the aof and the naris "antorbital
Oops, I guess that isn't as significant as I thought.
Now a kind soul sent me a scan of the paper, and I still can't see the
:-( The skull looks, superficially, quite oviraptorosaurian.
You can see it in the figures though, but I guess they might be doubtful. I
can see very little in the photographs. I agree about the skull. It
reminds me of the original reconstructions of *Caudipteryx*.
> Only III-3 and the ungual [are preserved] as far as the phalanges go for
manual digit III.
The rest could be hidden underneath digit II.
Well, I didn't say they were absent, I thought it was understood that the
others weren't preserved, I see now I wasn't very clear.
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