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RE: *Microraptor* the biplane: published



Anyone notice Chatterjee and Templin assign Microraptor amd Pedopenna to Dromaeosauria in the cladogram? Is this the first time the taxon has been published?
I liked how they didn't pretend Cryptovolans didn't exist. ;)
I also liked Vaier et al.'s paper on acrocoracoid musculature. It was such a relief to see accurate deinonychosaur pectoral girdles used (Sinornithoides and Sinornithosaurus) instead of an old Ostrom Deinonychus reconstruction.


Mickey Mortimer

From: David Marjanovic <david.marjanovic@gmx.at>
Reply-To: david.marjanovic@gmx.at
To: dinosaur@usc.edu
Subject: *Microraptor* the biplane: published
Date: Tue, 23 Jan 2007 19:50:54 +0100

Apparently free PDF here: http://www.pnas.org/cgi/reprint/0609975104v1. Of course, *Microraptor* is just assumed to have used phugoid gliding, and its hip anatomy is not mentioned but just inferred from phylogenetic bracketing, but it's still a good paper.
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