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Re: 11th specimen of Archaeopteryx

John Schneiderman <john-schneiderman@cox.net> wrote:

> 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.

The presence of an "ossified sternum" has subsequently been refuted
(part of the coracoid, from memory).  "_A. baravica_" is usually
referred to _A. lithographica_.  No _Archaeopteryx_ specimen shows an
ossified sternum.