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RE: pteros have lift-off

> From: owner-DINOSAUR@usc.edu [mailto:owner-DINOSAUR@usc.edu] 
> On Behalf Of Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
> > From: owner-DINOSAUR@usc.edu 
> [mailto:owner-DINOSAUR@usc.edu] On Behalf 
> > Of Tim Williams>
> > > And getting back to that arboreal theory, which theropods 
> prior to 
> > > Archaeopteryx and kin had long forelimbs?
> > 


> _Guanlong_, a basal tyrannosauroid, is older than _Archaeopteryx_.
> Additionally, many of the dinosaur-bearing strata in the 
> Morrison are of Kimmeridgian age, making them older (although 
> not by much) than the Tithonian _Archaeopteryx_.

And, as I forgot to add, _Guanlong_ has quite long arms.

Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
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