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Re: Mononykus and feathers



In a message dated 96-04-28 21:19:20 EDT, byron.butler@yale.edu (Byron Butler
(GD 1995)) writes:

>I agree. It has been stated earlier in this thread that Mononykus just
>"looks" like a dinosaur, not a bird.

I understand your concept of " 'looks' like." For example, segnosaurs do not
"look" like theropods to me; but they do "look" like prosauropods or
phytodinosaurs. The trick, therefore, is to isolate and enumerate those
characters/features that make the animals "look" like or "look" unlike other
animals.