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Furculum. Pl. XII., figs. 2 and 3.

The clavicles are completely joined into a smooth, slightly-compressed furculum, like that of the goose, except that the antero-posterior curvature is confined to the articular processes, which diverge 1 inch above the general

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Cnemiornis Calcitrans.

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Cnemiornis Calcitrans.

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plane, and are expanded with a large pneumatic foramen (a) on the external surface, overhanging which is a triangular articular surface (b). The coracoids have not been found, but must have been stout triangular bones 2 inches in length and 1 ½ inches wide at the sternal attachment. The scapula also is missing.