Re: Important new fossil [Rahonavis]

David Campbell (
Mon, 1 Feb 1999 19:58:58 -0400

>> 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.

The "birds are not dinosaurs" folks have suggested that Rahonavis is a
composite of a bird and a theropod. I do not think this claim has been
disproven, though I presume the original authors had some reason to assume
all the parts went together.

David C.