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Re: Quo vadis, T. rex? [long]

On Wed, 7 Feb 1996, Rob Meyerson wrote:

> Forgive my ignorance, but is this critter considered a dinosaur?  

I personally have seen precious little discussion of this genus' precise 
phylogenetic position.

> If so, then Archy and it's decendants (assuming
> for a moment that BCF is acccurate) might not be dinosaurs by any
> definition that the cladists would use.  

Feather-like structures or no, _Archaeopteryx_ a great deal closer to 
_Deinonychus_ than to _Longisquama_.

> Rob

Nick Pharris
Pacific Lutheran University
Tacoma, WA 98447

"If you can't convince them, confuse them." -- Harry S. Truman