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Re: Crop for seed-eating found in Hongshanornis and Sapeornis
Two minutes of morning rage.
"[...] nearly 100 Sapeornis chaoyangensis specimens and [...] more
than two dozen Hongshanornis longicresta specimens"
Only 2 specimens of *S.* are published, or 4 if we're generous, and only
1 of *H.* is? And yet there are such mind-boggling numbers!?!
Surely everyone remembers how we celebrated the publication of the
merely _tenth_ specimen of *Archaeopteryx*?
Yes, I know *Sinornithosaurus* and apparently *Microraptor* are in the
same situation. I have personally seen maybe 10 unpublished specimens of
those lying around on exhibit in museums in northeastern China. But I
didn't know this was the normal state for the entire fauna.
Is anybody working on publishing papers like the Chiappe et al. (1999)
confuciusornithid monograph on _any_ of these taxa?