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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
>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].

I can't find the paper immediately, but it was by Whetstone and Whybrow
published around 1986.



Dr Paul M.A. Willis
Consulting Vertebrate Palaeontologist
Quinkana Pty Ltd