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Re: BIRD CAME...WHEN?
In a message dated 96-08-01 16:46:27 EDT, email@example.com (Mark Sumner)
> Is the BCF theory basically that "birds" consisted of
> tree-climbing, non-flying dinosaurs who gradually
> diverge into ground-dwelling theropods and flying
> birds? In other words, that there is a whole group
> of root-stock small birdlike dinosaur yet undiscovered?
In a nutshell, you bet. Not quite undiscovered, though. Among these small
birdlike dinosaurs are _Longisquama_ and _Protoavis_ (at least, the small,
theropodlike portion of the type specimen, which may be composite).