>_Velociraptor_ and the various Dromaeosaurs ["sickle-claws"
>collectively] are very similar in form to _Archaeopteryx_, but several
>actually have skeletal features related to flight MORE advanced than
>"Archie". It's unlikely that such large animals evolved advanced flight
>characteristics at their current sizes, but very likely that they
>evolved from smaller volant forms. The find in Madagascar of a fossil
>flying, sickle-clawed bird _Rahonavis ostromi_ suggests this very
What is the reference for the _Rahonavis ostromi_ specimen. I must have
overlooked that article. Thanks.
Keith B. Miller
Department of Geology
Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS 66506