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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
Pacific Lutheran University
Tacoma, WA 98447
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