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Re: The nearbird

2009/1/4, David Marjanovic <david.marjanovic@gmx.at>:
>> To me it seems strange (likely autapomorphic) the very developed
>> tarsometatarsus, some more informed person can say better.
> What do you mean? There is no tarsometatarsus -- the metatarsals aren't
> fused to each other.
> The apparent fusion of metacarpals II and III is strange, however. It
> suggests "a functional airfoil", I'd say; but then, animals like
> *Archaeopteryx* lack this fusion.

I now see it was the tibiotarsus what was 150% of femur lenght, not
the tarsometatarsus...