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Re: miscellaneous questions
>From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Jerry D. Harris)
> >By the way, this is one more example of why I do not trust his
> >taxonomic sense. If Protoavis is a bird, it will be more luck than
> >skill on his part.
> Well, I don't know if this is what you were trying to get across,
> but you make it sound as if Chatterjee is a bad scientist.
I was trying to be more specific. I am saying I do not think he
good at determining *phylogenetic relationships*. Just that, no
more. On anatomy in general he is probably competent enough. He
just can't seem to distinguish a true synapomorphy froma convergence.
It seems to me that the conclusion that we should be drawing is that
poposaurids were generally *ecologically* convergent with the more
higly derived theropods.
The peace of God be with you.