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Important features of the dromaeosaurid skeleton. 2, Information from newly collected specimens of Velociraptor mongoliensis. American Museum novitates ; no. 3282

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dc.contributor.author Norell, Mark. en_US
dc.contributor.author Makovicky, Peter J. en_US
dc.contributor.author Mongolian-American Museum Paleontological Project. en_US
dc.contributor.author Mongolyn Shinzhlėkh Ukhaany Akademi. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2005-10-06T16:47:15Z
dc.date.available 2005-10-06T16:47:15Z
dc.date.issued 1999 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2246/3025
dc.description 45 p. : ill., map ; 26 cm. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 40-43). en_US
dc.description.abstract The postcranial anatomy of several new specimens of Velociraptor mongoliensis is described. This description concentrates on poorly known aspects of the skeleton of Velociraptor mongoliensis, including several features that are extremely similar to characters found in basal avialans like Archaeopteryx lithographica. Among these the pelvis and shoulder girdle display several characters such as a reduced antiliac shelf, a furcula, a scapula lying in a subhorizontal position relative to the dorsal column, and sternal plates that articulate with the coracoids. Some problematic features and conditions such as the hypopubic cup and the degree of opisthopuby are also discussed in relation to claims made about these features in regard to the origin of Avialae. Comparisons are made between Velociraptor mongoliensis and the enigmatic maniraptoran Unenlagia comahuensis"--P. [1]. en_US
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dc.language eng en_US
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher New York, NY : American Museum of Natural History en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries American Museum novitates ; no. 3282 en_US
dc.subject.lcc QL1 .A436 no.3282, 1999 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Velociraptor mongoliensis. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Dromaeosauridae -- Mongolia. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Dromaeosauridae -- Gobi Desert (Mongolia and China) en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Reptiles, Fossil -- Mongolia. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Reptiles, Fossil -- Gobi Desert (Mongolia and China) en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Paleontology -- Mongolia. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Paleontology -- Gobi Desert (Mongolia and China) en_US
dc.title Important features of the dromaeosaurid skeleton. 2, Information from newly collected specimens of Velociraptor mongoliensis. American Museum novitates ; no. 3282 en_US
dc.title.alternative Information from newly collected specimens of Velociraptor mongoliensis en_US
dc.title.alternative Dromaeosaurid skeleton II en_US
dc.type text en_US


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    Novitates (Latin for "new acquaintances"), published continuously and numbered consecutively since 1921, are short papers that contain descriptions of new forms and reports in zoology, paleontology, and geology. New numbers are published at irregular intervals.

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