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Re: looking for illustration
If I remember correctly, the Hatzegopteryx humerus is about 83 mm across the
shoulder articulation vs. about 81 for the corresponding measurement in
Quetz -- but that's from fallible memory, please don't hold me to it..
Anyway, Hatz is only a couple of mm larger than Quetz in that measurement.
On the other hand, the Quetz dp crest is very roughly about 10% larger than
the Hatz crest (which is in somewhat scruffy condition). The two animals
appear to be quite similar in size and not enough is preserved in common
between the two to form much of an opinion about potential differences in
morphology. I do note in passing that the Quetz pteroid can't achieve the
positioning shown in Mark's illustration.
----- Original Message -----
From: "B tH" <email@example.com>
Sent: Saturday, August 01, 2009 5:14 AM
Subject: looking for illustration
Does anyone know of any figure showing the suspected relative dimensions
of any of the ultra-large Eurasian pterosaurs found along the lines of
Mark Witton's drawing for Quetz?