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RE: Avian-like breathing mechanics in maniraptoran dinosaurs
At 14.09 08/11/2007 -0800, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Note that the oviraptorid skeleton identified as AMNH 6517 (Oviraptor
philoceratops holotype) is actually IGM 100/973 ("Big Mama"; generally
identified as Citipati).
for what I know IGM 100/973 is a specimen of Khaan mckennai. The specimen
erroneously identified as AMNH 6517 (the museum number of the only
specimen, and holotype, of Oviraptor philoceratops), is effectively a
Citipati, but not "Big Mama" (IGM 100/979), but another undescribed
Citipati specimen known as "Big Auntie" (Clark pers. comm.), from the same
horizon of "Big Mama".
Even "Big Auntie" was founded in brooding position and is more complete
than "Big Mama", but there's no skull for what I know.
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