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Re: No Sternum for _Archaeopteryx_



Can anyone tell me what the current consensus earliest
 sternum is?  
don

--- David Marjanovic <david.marjanovic@gmx.at> wrote:

> > "in its general morphology...neither avian, i.e.
> long and pillar-like, nor
> > theropodan, i.e. short and semicircular. Rather it
> is unique in being
> > somewhat intermediate in its form and in extending
> in two planes."
> 
> Does it now resemble that of *Sapeornis*, instead of
> that of 
> *Shenzhouraptor*?
> 
> > but I guess it means all the people who
> > only see 1's and 0's can now remove the "1" from
> their coding for this
> > character in _Archaeopteryx_, at least if you were
> basing that on this
> > specimen!
> 
> Oh yes. This includes myself. There are at least two
> characters where I have 
> to change something. Perhaps my long-tailed bird
> clade will fall apart 
> (though I doubt it).
> 
> BTW, does the paper exist somewhere in some
> electronic format? The journal 
> seems to be completely unavailable between here and
> Solnhofen.
> 
> > An expert is a man who has made all
> > the mistakes that can be made in a very
> > narrow field. -- Niels Bohr
> 
> How true...
> 
> > After one look at this planet any visitor
> > from outer space would say "I want to
> > see the manager." -- William Burroughs
> 
> :-D 
> 
>