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Re: Let's find the basal Ornithodire.



----- Original Message -----
From: "David Peters" <davidrpeters@earthlink.net>
Sent: Thursday, September 30, 2004 6:55 AM

> >   However, the more critical issue, and which has eluded paleontology --
> > and even Dave's techniques and researches -- has been a "pro-pterosaur"
> > that shows a long arm with modifications towards flight,
>
> No, it hasn't eluded my research.
> The long arm is the last thing that shows up. After most everything else
is in place. But note the juvenile phase in Longisquama has relatively
longer arms and shorter legs, as in pteros.

Don't forget to mention that nobody but you has ever believed to see any
juvenile *Longisquama*. For the rest of the world, there is still only one
known specimen of the taxon, and it seems to be rather adult.