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Re: Mononykus and feathers



Greg Paul notes:

<<Martin's claim that Mononykus is an ornithomimid gives those of us who
really
know theropods a good chuckle. There are few if any shared characters other
than those observed in advanved theropods. The avian characters found in
mononykids are many, it is very close to birds.>>

Why is it that the theropod experts all seem to think that those theropods
recently "in the news" are INCREDIBLY birdlike, but when the bird experts
look at the SAME material, they find nothing particularly birdlike there?