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Re: New Info from China

>2) New Late Jurassic archaeopterygiform bird
>published in the proceedings of the conference. This one has already been
>posted to this group. The skeleton is nearly complete with skull;
>premaxillary teeth present, maxillary teeth absent. Feather impressions are
>said to exist but they are not figured. Too bad the Chinese aren't up on
>their Latin. The correct way to use Confucius (which is already a Latinized
>version of his Chinese name) would be "Confuciornis."

Does anyone know the author of this one?


cnedin@geology.adelaide.edu.au                  nedin@ediacara.org
Many say it was a mistake to come down from the trees, some say
the move out of the oceans was a bad idea. Me, I say the stiffening
of the notochord in the Cambrian was where it all went wrong,
it was all downhill from there.