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Re: Shapiro et al.'s new ornithomimosaur
Nicholas Gardner wrote:
How do you account for the "near-arctometatarsalian" metatarsus of
I was only considering the arctometatarsalian condition itself which is all
that either Kobayashi & Lü (2003) and Shapiro et al. (2003) discuss. I did
not think it was relevant to discuss other conditions as the list was
already aware of them.
To rephrase the question: Given the fact that you believe the arctomet
condition evolved multiple times in coelurosaurs, do you think the
near-arctomet condition of _Microraptor_ as (a) incipient or (b) a secondary
reversal of the fully arctomet condition.
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