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Re: Scales, hair, integumentary structure relationships?



David Marjanovic (david.marjanovic@gmx.at) wrote:

<Published illustrations of *Sapeornis*, *Jibeinia*, *Eocathayornis*,  
*Protopteryx* and the like.>

  What characteristics of the preserved phalanges show that they are a proximal 
AND and intermediate phalanx? From what I have seen, these simply show that 
either the intermediate has been lost/absorbed or the distal element was lost, 
and the intermediate took on the characteristics of the distal element.

  Cheers,

Jaime A. Headden
http://bitestuff.blogspot.com/

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