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Specimen counts (was RE: Caudipteryx suffered from osteoarthritis)



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> From: owner-DINOSAUR@usc.edu [mailto:owner-DINOSAUR@usc.edu] 
> On Behalf Of Brad McFeeters
> 
> Has the sample size of *Caudipteryx* increased recently?  
Sure, I'm aware that there are multiple individuals, but "large > population 
samples" is news to me. 

It is large. There are great numbers of unpublished specimens of several of the 
Jehol Group taxa (Caudipteryx, Microraptor, etc.) in
Chinese collections.

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