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References[edit]


Birn-Jeffery et al. (2012)[edit]

Birn-Jeffery, A. V., Miller, C. E., Naish, D., Rayfield, E. J., Hone, D. W. E. (2012) Pedal claw curvature in birds, lizards and Mesozoic dinosaurs – complicated categories and compensating for mass-specific and phylogenetic control. PLoS ONE 7(12): e50555.

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/tetrapod-zoology/2012/12/17/claws-climbing-in-birds-other-dinosaurs/

Removed mentioning of 'Carney' in section 2.1.1 on colouring.[edit]

Section 2.1.1 on Archaeopteryx mentions(ed) a graduate student called 'Ryan Carney' and his team. I've changed the article to refer to 'researchers' instead, as, to me, it doesn't seem appropriate for an encyclopedia to refer to individuals in such a (possibly like a journal/newspaper) context when no bio page exists for the individual in question. Please correct me if I am wrong in my interpretation of wikipedia policy.1812ahill (talk) 18:12, 1 June 2013 (UTC)

References to Carney included. Good:)1812ahill (talk) 19:37, 7 June 2013 (UTC)

Sections[edit]

Wouldn't it make more sense for plumage and colour t obe subsections of description, rather than palaeobiology? FunkMonk (talk) 01:40, 30 August 2013 (UTC)

Plumage, definitely--color, probably! MMartyniuk (talk) 10:42, 30 August 2013 (UTC)
Reshuffled, not much of a difference, but why not... FunkMonk (talk) 17:38, 30 August 2013 (UTC)

Urschwinge[edit]

"Urschwinge was the favored translation of Archaeopteryx among German scholars in the late nineteenth century" - I think not. I've been spending quite a bit of time in old Archaeopteryx literature, and I've never come across the term. Moreover, an [Ngram Viewer] search seems to confirm its rarity, and prominent contemporary literature does not use it, either.[1] In popular literature, "Urvogel" was common, while scientists usually did not bother to translate "Archaeoptery" at all - considering the animal's fame, there wasn't cause to. So if there are no dissenting voices, I shall remove these sentences. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ilja.nieuwland (talkcontribs) 13:22, 27 September 2013 (UTC)

Erm, it talks about Urschwinge being a translation of Archaeopteryx. Urvogel, in contrast, is not a translation! --Florian Blaschke (talk) 15:37, 5 July 2014 (UTC)

Small inconsistency[edit]

It would be nice if the inconsistent capitalisation of specimen in Munich specimen vs. Munich Specimen etc. present in this article and Specimens of Archaeopteryx could be resolved. --Florian Blaschke (talk) 17:56, 5 July 2014 (UTC)

  1. ^ e.g., Fraas, Oscar. Vor Der Sündfluth! Eine Geschichte Der Urwelt. Stuttgart: Hoffmann’sche Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1866; Baur, Georg. “Dinosaurier Und Vögel. Eine Erwiederung and Herrn Prof. W. Dames in Berlin.” Morphologisches Jahrbuch. Eine Zeitschrift für Anatomie und Entwicklungsgeschichte 10 (1885): 447-54; Baur, Georg. “W. K. Parker’s Bemerkungen Über Archaeopteryx, 1864, Und Eine Zusammenstellung Der Hauptsächlichsten Litteratur Über Diesen Vogel.” Zoologischer Anzeiger 9 (1886): 106-09.