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Re: 11th specimen of Archaeopteryx



There are also the Daiting, Bürgermeister-Müller and Thermopolis
specimens, so wouldn't that make this the 12th?

On Tue, Oct 18, 2011 at 7:42 PM, <john-schneiderman@cox.net> wrote:
>
> What are the other 2 specimens #9 & #10?
>
> Archaeopteryx specimens:
>
> 1.The Feather
> Found in 1860 near Solnhofen and described by H. v Meyer in 1861.
>
> 2.The London Specimen
> Found in 1861, near Langenaltheim. Probably the best known (together with the 
> Berlin specimen). Its discovery was announced by H. v Meyer in 1861.
>
> 3.The Berlin Specimen
> Found in 1877 near Blumenberg. This was a better specimen than the London 
> specimen, principally because it had a complete head. It was described by W. 
> Dames in 1884.
>
> 4.The Maxburg Specimen
> Found in 1958 near Langenaltheim (same as London Specimen). This specimen is 
> of the torso only and is the only specimen to still be in private hands. It's 
> whereabouts remain unknown. The specimen was described by Heller in 1959.
>
> 5.The Haarlem or Teyler Specimen
> This specimen was actually found near Reidenburg in 1855, 5 years before the 
> feather! It lay in a museum after being classified as Pterodactylus crassipes 
> by H. v Meyer in 1875. Curiously, Mayer described it as having a flight 
> membrane unlike any other known pterodactyl, now we know why! A 
> re-examination of the fossil in 1970 by Ostrom revealed feathers and its true 
> identity.
>
> 6.The Eichstatt Specimen
> Found near Workerszell in 1951, it was described by P. Wellnhofer in 1974. 
> This is the smallest of all the specimens
>
> 7.The Solnhofen Specimen
>  Found in the 1960's near Eichstatt by a Turkish worker. First identified as 
> Compsognathus, by a amateur collector, however, further examination showed 
> that the arms were too long for the body size and preparation revealed 
> feather traces. Described by P. Wellnhofer in 1988.
>
> 8.The Solnhofen-Aktien-Verein specimen
> A new specimen was described by Wellnhofer (1993), but the description is in 
> German and so information is limited. The specimen has been classified as a 
> new species, Archaeopteryx bavarica, and has been reported as possessing a 
> small ossified sternum, as well as feather impressions.
>
> 9.   [ ? ]
>
> 10. [ ? ]
>
> 11.  specimen of Archaeopteryx, with very well preserved bones and feathers 
> but no skull.
>
> Any further info on Archaeopteryx specimens 9, 10 & 11?
>
>
> John Schneiderman
>
> On Tue, Oct 18, 2011 at 5:14 PM, Heinz Peter Bredow wrote:
>
>> I just read the Süddeutsche Zeitung from tomorrow
>> which can already be downloaded by subscribers this evening.
>>
>> It contains a report about an 11th specimen of Archaeopteryx,
>> with very well preserved bones and feathers but no skull.
>>
>> This specimen will be displayed with some other specimens of Archaeopteryx 
>> at the end of this month at the Münchner Mineralientage.
>>
>> Oliver Rauhut from Munich was cited as leader of a group of scientists
>> which wrote a first expertise of this specimen.
>>
>> Have I missed something or is this news?
>>
>> Cheers
>>
>>
>> Heinz Peter Bredow
>>
>> Bremen, Germany
>>
>>
>> P.S.
>>
>> There are some pictures of the preparation of the Münchner Mineralientage at
>>
>>
>> http://www.sueddeutsche.de/muenchen/archaeopteryx-in-muenchen-invasion-der-urvoegel-1.131987