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Re: thinking ornithologists



In a message dated 95-12-06 08:58:36 EST, BRUSH@UConnVM.UConn.Edu (A. H.
Brush) writes:

>One place where "anarvaez@umd5" or any one else might begin to get
>a sense of the current thinking on the origin of birds is in Luis
>Chiappe's article "The first 85 million years of avian evolution" in
>Nature (378:349-355, 1995). Granted that much of it is a critical
>discussion of evidence more recent than the origin, origins are in
>fact discussed.

Actually (heh heh), Luis Chiappe missed the _first_ "85 million years of
avian evolution." What he covers in the article is mainly the _second_ "85
million years of avian evolution," since the Triassic and Jurassic theropod
dinosaurs are barely mentioned.