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RE: Belly Ribs and air sacs

Michael Mortimer (mickey_mortimer111@msn.com) wrote:

<Usually, "belly ribs" refers to gastralia, which are primitive for dinosaurs 
and known in all theropods except modern birds and their closest relatives
(e.g. Gansus). [...] However, your statements imply you're speaking about
sternal ribs.>

  I am some what of a mind that what Cole is referring to are in fact
gastralia, since the talk Bakker gave and the "discovery" of the time was
actually about the "gastralia" of *Eobrontosaurus yahnapin*, then
*"Apatosaurus"*. So here, the taxonomic label is being confused.


Jaime A. Headden

"Innocent, unbiased observation is a myth." --- P.B. Medawar (1969)

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