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



On Wed, 7 Feb 1996, Jeffrey Martz wrote:

>      Eaxactly.  How long before Archaeopteryx feathers evolved is very 
> debatable.  Maybee just that little twig, maybee the common ancestor of 
> the entire theropoda.   But this is SHEER SPECULATION.  
> Not the sort of thing a clasification system should be based on.  
> 

Indeed.  Therefore don't go trying to classify birds outside the 
dinosauria based on the speculated lack of feathers in all other dinosaurs.

> LN Jeff
> 

Nick Pharris
Pacific Lutheran University
Tacoma, WA 98447
(206)535-8204
PharriNJ@PLU.edu

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