[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index][Subject Index][Author Index]
Re: Anatomical details
> > - Does *Hesperornis* have a pygostyle?
> > Is the end of the tail known at all?
> Yes. Clarke (2002) says it's approximately two caudals in length.
> I find the caudal prezygapophyses quite visible in figure 13 of Czerkas
> Yuan (2002). They are about 50-60% of the previous centrum's length.
> Similarly, the postzygapophyses seem to extend to the tip of the preceding
> vertebra's prezygapophysis.
That's right, I didn't see fig. 13... so I'll make a character state for it
and *Microraptor* (the only dromaeosaur in my matrix). Will be interesting
to find out if the base of the tree will become as messy as the middle part