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Re: Bird Question



In a message dated 96-02-02 19:40:28 EST, pharrinj@PLU.edu (Nicholas J.
Pharris) writes:

>Ah--but if you insist that tyrannosaurs are descended from compsognaths, 
>then you do disagree!  

No, because _Compy_ and the other tyrannosaurians ultimately descended from a
small volant dino-bird, perhaps an enantiornithan, with only two claws
remaining in its wings. This ancestral form was a more advanced dino-bird
than _Archy_ in having lost manual digit III. Or at least, this is the most
likely hypothesis in my humble opinion...etc.