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Re: SVP in the Steel City (Long)
> Mononykus etc. - Luis Chiappe et al showed new skulls of this strange beast
> that are extraordinarily avian, much more so than Archaeopteryx. Larry
> Martin, poor fellow, tried to follow up with a talk showing that Mononykus is
> really related to ostrich-mimic dinosaurs. Sure, and my father is the Pope
> (his name IS John Paul).
Yes, well, Dr. Martin has this problem you see, he doesn't believe that
birds are derived from dinosaurs (or, cladistically, that birds are
dinosaurs). So he *has* to do something with M. to save his theory.
The peace of God be with you.