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Re: Dinosaur beaks
HP Jaime Headden wrote:
> <it would be easily derived that this basal bird would have had a much
> larger rhomphotheca in general, relative to other basals... Hence, a
> higher degree of preservation.>
> How so? Of the hundred or so catalogued *Confuciusornis*, only two or
> three are known to heave ANY rhamphotheca.
OK, that's it. That's what falsifies my argument that because all of the
several specimens of *Archaeopteryx* and *Microraptor* preserve claw
sheaths, they should preserve rhamphothecae, too.
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