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Re: Comments on *Mei*
8. Medial pairs of gastralia cross in imbricating pattern (forming a
Like in, say, *Confuciusornis*.
9. Sacral ribs long, separating the ilia from one another above the
Unlike in short-tailed birds, where visible -- but like in *Archaeopteryx*,
which has widely separated parallel ilia like a dromaeosaur.
10. Femur more than 90% of the trunk (dorsal column used here, but
glenoid-acetabular length works, too).
20. Mid- to distal chevrons form boat-like skid-shaped structures (as
broad caudally and anteriorly) that interlock (also in
And *Rahonavis*, no?