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Re:Archaeopteryx or Velociraptor



On 7/3/97 DinosØMP wrote:
        > I'm finally back from vacations, I know I have missed a big arguing!!
But 
> I have a question for you dino-guys!
> Does birds come from Archaeopteryx or late evolved small Dromaeosaurids, 
> like Velociraptor?!?

        According to a cladogram by Ed Heck, Oviraptoridae, Troodontidae,
Dromaeosauridae(wherein lies Velociraptor), and Avialae all share a
Maniraptoran ancestor.  Avialae includes both Archaeopteryx and Aves.