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The Amateur Paleontologist

hey everyone..

sorry I keep pestering you guys for theropod measurements - but this is one I can't find anywhere in the literature.. One of the specimens I'm using for my study is the AMNH 7223 Coelophysis; and I need measurements for the furcula of that specimen - Colbert's Coelophysis monograph isn't very helpful, and nor is the Nesbitt et al. 2009 paper on theropod furculae.

 

Any ideas?

 

Thanks for the help.

 

Christian

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Troodon

Took the opportunity to look at Colberts bulletin and there was no mention of a furcula which is very odd.  In looking at the 7223 skeletal block is it possible it was not present or located in a position that measurements could not be taked.  I also noticed that measurements of a couple of other bones were missing.  

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The Amateur Paleontologist

was the presence of a furcula in basal theropods known in the 80's?

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Troodon

Good point and probably not.  

 

First report of a furcula in a Coelophysid might have been in this 2002 paper

A furcula in the Coelophysid theropod Syntarsus

Pages 728-733 | Received 13 Mar 2001, Accepted 18 Jan 2002, Published online: 24 Aug 2 

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The Amateur Paleontologist

Isn't S. rhodesiensis now known as Megapnosaurus rhodesiensis? thanks for the paper BTW :)

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Neat cladogram, @Troodon thanks for sharing. I'm a bit surprised as to seeing "S. kayentakatae" in it.. I thought Syntarsus was invalid?

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Troodon

It is but if you notice the '. ' in the S on that Clad it's questionable and I think better identified as Coelophysis kayentakatae. 

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Yeah - I also noticed the 'S'.. wonder why the authors didn't use Ckayentakatae instead :headscratch:

So that means that the genus Coelophysis actually had 3 species and lasted into the Early Jurassic?

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Troodon

Well it appears that way but C. kayentakatae may still be question mark.  :popcorn:  stay tuned 

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42 minutes ago, Troodon said:

Well it appears that way but C. kayentakatae may still be question mark.  :popcorn:  stay tuned 

Meanwhile, back of the ranch, Aunt Martha and Uncle Jim are digging furiously!

Tune in next week to see what they find.

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27 minutes ago, ynot said:

Meanwhile, back of the ranch, Aunt Martha and Uncle Jim are digging furiously!

Tune in next week to see what they find.

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@ynot  Wait... Who are Aunt Martha and Uncle Jim? What ranch? Is it some coelophysine-rich quarry like Ghost Ranch?? Your post has me full of questions..

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1 hour ago, The Amateur Paleontologist said:

@ynot  Wait... Who are Aunt Martha and Uncle Jim? What ranch? Is it some coelophysine-rich quarry like Ghost Ranch?? Your post has me full of questions..

Tune in next week for the exciting conclusion, where We answer all of these questions and more.:rofl:

 

 

 

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ynot

Same bat channel, same bat time....

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The Amateur Paleontologist

@ynot   Why do I get this feeling that this is some inside joke I haven't heard of yet?...

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4 minutes ago, The Amateur Paleontologist said:

@ynot   Why do I get this feeling that this is some inside joke I haven't heard of yet?...

You're too Young to remember the old "cliffhanger" shows.

They always ended an episode with....

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