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Re: Feduccia's errors
From: Ronald Orenstein <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> - he [asserts that] all the similarities between birds
> and theropods must be the result of convergence, though they lived very
> different lives, but it does not seem to occur to him that the
> similarities he notes between birds and such probably arboreal forms
> as Longisquama might also be the result of convergence).
Indeed, given that all established cases of substantial convergence
involve organisms with very similar lifestyles, I would say that
the latter convergence is more likely than the first. I see little
surprising in covergence between an arboreal insectivore like
_Longisquama_ and early birds.
The peace of God be with you.