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Re: Audobon bird/dino article
In a message dated 97-03-17 18:39:05 EST, firstname.lastname@example.org (Jonathan R.
<< >2) the "chickadee-size enantiornithine from China"
This is _Confuciusornis_. In their recent article, Hou, Zhou, Martin
and Feduccia refer _Confuciusornis_ to the Enantiornithines. In the absence
of a clear phylogenetic analysis using modern techniques(see my pervious
posting on this paper, reproduced on my web page), this should be taken with
a grain of salt. I do not, however, know of any evidence that _C._ is not
an enantiornithine. >>
_Confuciusornis_ is quite a bit larger than chickadee-size. I've examined
specimens that are crow-size, which is typical. The chickadee-size
enantiornithine referred to here is probably the as-yet-undescribed