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Unfortunately, when it comes to the London specimen, the primaries and
secondaries are in disarray, and the apparent tips of the wings are unknown,
which prevents adequate association and therefore position for the different
feathers. The best preserved sequence involves the last set of secondaries,
which are about 3/4 complete from the base; primaries are just as incomplete,
and their count and positioning are difficult as the manus of each arm is
disarticulated and/or missing.
Jaime A. Headden
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> Date: Tue, 8 Sep 2009 12:22:56 -0600
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> Subject: Archaeopteryx
> Just a short question to the list.
> Concerning the London specimen of Archie.
> Anyone out there have numbers on the length of the primaries
> and secondaries along a wing and one side of the tail??
> If so, thanking you in advance. --dale
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