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Re: Munich pterosaur symosium
The question of pteroid placement and configuration kept popping up. Those
who supported the pteroid placement inside the bowl of the preaxial carpal
where it could rotate anteriorly insisted that the pteroid fit in the bowl
and when you play with uncrushed specimens (mostly Anhanguera) it rotates
to certain spots readily. When Chris Bennett showed slide after slide of
in-situ specimens from lotsa clades demonstrating that a pebble-like
sesamoid always fits in the bowl of the preaxial carpal and the pteroid
articulates lightly medial to it, oriented medially, no one from the
opposing camp raised their hand in surrender.
Were those in-situ specimens uncrushed...?
Disclaimer: I have no opinion about the pteroid.