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Re: Scales, hair, integumentary structure relationships?
David Marjanovic (email@example.com) 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.
Jaime A. Headden
"Innocent, unbiased observation is a myth." --- P.B. Medawar (1969)