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Re: Bid tarsus



At 10:00 AM 4/5/97 +1100, pwillis@ozemail.com.au wrote:
>>Martin, L.D., J.D. Stewart, and K.N. Whetstone. 1980. The origin of 
>>birds: structure of the tarsus and teeth. Auk 97: 86-93.
>
><Big snip>
>
>Whetstone in particular has been pushing a crocodilian-bird common 
>ancestor theme for many years. In one paper that springs to mind, he
>compared the ear regions of the two and found "striking 
>similarities". 

Hmm, this reminds me of something Dr, Martin said to me many years ago when
I discussed bird origins with him.  How old is this paper?

[As I remember it, Dr. Martin said dinosaurs could not be avian ancestors
because the inner ear structure was too different].

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