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Re: Kurochkin 2006 critique
Quoting Michael Mortimer <email@example.com>:
David Marjanovic wrote-
3. "the distal head of the femur has a lateral crest;" Absent in
Archaeopteryx (Chiappe, 2002).
Distal head? What does that mean?
Some enantiornithines (e.g. Neuquenornis, Concornis) have a crest
continuous with the lateral condyle, extending along the
posterolateral margin of the distal shaft. Halimornis lacks it.
I agree with David that calling the distal end of the femur the "distal
head" sounds a little odd, though this may be a translation issue.
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