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RE: Jinfengopteryx elegans

Looking at the tail, it seems to have had a bushy, sort of bottle-brush
integument in life, but I assume that it's a squished laterally flaring tail
(like in Archaeopteryx).  Is there any way to tell?


Dinosaurs: http://www.bowdoin.edu/~dbensen/Welcome.html
Taiko: http://studorgs.bowdoin.edu/taiko/

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-dinosaur@usc.edu [mailto:owner-dinosaur@usc.edu] On Behalf Of
Christopher Collinson
Sent: Wednesday, March 30, 2005 2:48 AM
To: MariusRomanus@aol.com; dinosaur@usc.edu
Subject: Re: Jinfengopteryx elegans

There are photos and a couple of line drawings here:


----- Original Message ----- 
From: <MariusRomanus@aol.com>
To: <DinoBoyGraphics@aol.com>; <dinosaur@usc.edu>
Sent: Tuesday, March 29, 2005 11:10 PM
Subject: Re: Jinfengopteryx elegans

> In a message dated 3/29/2005 9:28:29 PM Alaskan Standard Time,
> dinoboygraphics@aol.com writes:
> >> Go look at the life reconstruction of Greg Paul's hypothetical
> on page 129 of Dinosaurs of the Air, and look at the pose of
> Jinfengopteryx...creepy, that's all I have to say. <<
> How does one look at the pose of Jinfen? I've looked everywhere and can't
> find a single photo of it, let alone the actual paper from the Geological
> Bulliten of China that has the paper.
> Ji Q., Ji S., Lu J., You H., Chen W., Liu Y., and Liu Y. (2005). First
> avialan bird from China (_Jinfengopteryx elegans_ gen. et sp. nov.)
> Bulletin of China 24(3): 197-205.
> Does anyone have a pdf of it?????
> Kris
> http://hometown.aol.com/saurierlagen/Paleo-Photography.html