Yesterday we looked at a new specimen (IVPP V14188) attributed to Sinopterus liui by Meng (2015). Today we’ll take a closer look at the pectoral girdle, pelvic girdle and pes.
Sometimes its just easier
to see the bones when they are colorized. Many paleontologists use this technique. I’d like to see the method used more often.
With just a few more parts accurately traced
this specimen can be added to a phylogenetic analysis to see where it nests.
Meng X 2015. A New Species of Sinopterus from Jehol Biota and Reconstraction of Stratigraphic Sequence of the Jiufotang Formation. A Thesis for the Master Degree of Science in the Graduate School of Chinese Academy of Sciences, directed by Wang X-L. (in Chinese)