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RE: Those supercrested nyctosaurs
Thanks to Mike Skrepnick who answered my questions!
Incase anyone else is interested these questions where discussed on the list
earlier. I should have checked the archives, of course. I'm always a day
late and a dollar short. =)
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Sent: Wednesday, March 24, 2004 12:34 PM
Subject: RE: Those supercrested nyctosaurs
I have a few questions regarding Nyctosaurus for you pterosaur experts out
I pulled out Greg P.'s skeletal reconstruction of the animal, so I guess the
question is also aimed at Greg.
In Greg's reconstruction the pteroid, carpus, metacarpal are there, of
course, but there is not digits 1-3 on the manus. Is this because there is
no evidence of the digits in the fossil record for this animal? Is this a
trait in this species? Or am I taking Greg's reconstruction to literally and
assume there should be these digits?