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

In a message dated 96-02-07 22:49:06 EST, pharrinj@PLU.edu (Nicholas J.
Pharris) writes:

>Of course birds are dinosaurs.  They have to be, by any definition of the 
>term.  If you use a typological definition, birds are dinosaurs because 
>they show all the defining typological characteristics of dinosaurs.  If 
>you happen to be cladistically inclined, birds are dinosaurs because they 
>are descended from the last common ancestor of _Megalosaurus_ and 

The hard part now is to convince you all that theropod dinosaurs are actually