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In a message dated 95-12-01 18:07:35 EST, swf@ElSegundoCA.ATTGIS.COM (Stan
Friesen) writes:

>Indeed.  In fact if one takes an avian cladogram and inserts on
>it the earliest known specimens from each lineage, it becomes obvious
>that the fossil record of birds is *abysmal*. I would be surprised
>if we have one species in 100 in extinct birds.

I'd make it more like one in 10,000, at least for the Mesozoic. But then, I'm
a diversity fan.

By the way, who put the BAAD in the headers for this thread? It's BADD:
double D, not double A.