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Re: Microraptor Had Iridescent Plumage
The holotype of M. gui was reported to have long pennaceous feathers
anchored to distal digit I possible homologous with an alula.
Discussed on p. 338 and fig. 2i in Xu et al. 2003.
On Fri, Mar 9, 2012 at 12:13 PM, Jaime Headden <email@example.com> wrote:
> In *Microraptor zhaoianus*? It doesn't have one. Just an ordinary eversible
> first digit.
> Jaime A. Headden
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>> Date: Fri, 9 Mar 2012 17:52:52 +0100
>> From: firstname.lastname@example.org
>> To: email@example.com
>> Subject: Re: Microraptor Had Iridescent Plumage
>> What happened to the alula?
>> El 09/03/2012 4:21, Ben Creisler escribió:
>> > Press release for the National Science Foundation with nice
>> > high-resolution downloadable artwork:
>> > http://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=123392&org=NSF&from=news