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Re: New birdlike theropod



In a message dated 97-05-20 21:14:45 EDT, jwoolf@erinet.com (Jonathon Woolf)
writes:

<< The 
 recovered parts are fragmentary, but enough was found to show that this 
 animal had a sideward-angled shoulder joint and arm construction, unlike 
 other known dinosaurs but very much like true birds, permitting the 
 flapping motion which birds use for flight.  In addition, the legs and
 pelvis 
 closely resemble _Archaeopteryx_, the first true bird. >>

Nice to see that other people are beginning to get a glimmering of the idea
that some large, flightless, cursorial, theropod dinosaurs might have had
flying ancestors. Now all they have to do is make one more conceptual leap...