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Author Topic:   Archaeopteryx and Dino-Bird Evolution
obvious Child
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Message 132 of 200 (347469)
09-08-2006 1:01 AM

How many birds have:
Premaxilla and maxilla are not horn-covered.
Trunk region vertebra are free.
Bones are pneumatic.
Pubic shafts with a plate-like, and slightly angled transverse cross-section
Cerebral hemispheres elongate, slender and cerebellum is situated behind the mid-brain and doesn't overlap it from behind or press down on it.
Neck attaches to skull from the rear as in dinosaurs not from below as in modern birds.
How many reptiles have:
Opposable hallux (big toe).
Furcula (wishbone) formed of two clavicles fused together in the midline.
Pubis elongate and directed backward
Answer: None
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obvious Child
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Message 139 of 200 (347499)
09-08-2006 4:00 AM
Reply to: Message 135 by arachnophilia
09-08-2006 2:37 AM

but the real question is how many have all of such features excluding the toe?
a specimen that has many traits of both birds and dinosaurs would suggest that it is transitional.
Btw, that wasn't my question. I asked how many have all. Given that your list doesn't include all of the features, my statement of none is correct.

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