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Re: Quo vadis, T. rex? [long]
On Tue, 6 Feb 1996, Jeffrey Martz wrote:
> Why? You are assuming that feathers evolved in the common ancestor
> of all maniraptorans. It could just have easily have been a later
> innovation of one small group, which eventually led to Archaeopteryx.
> Its largely a question of when feathers first appeared, something that is
> NOT known.
And if, as I believe, tyrannosaurs, troodonts, and ornithomimids are
*descended* from _Archaeopteryx_ or a close relative? (I've gotta stop
beating this dead dinosaur to death!)
> LN Jeff
Pacific Lutheran University
Tacoma, WA 98447
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