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Re: CNN report on bird-dinosaur link
At 03:32 PM 10/1/97 PDT, you wrote:
>CNN just carried a story on the article in the current Nature concerning
>the velociraptor "wishbone" found in 1991. CNN featured a nice color
>photo of the velociraptor skull. Those of you with access to CNN may
>want to tune in for a probable repeat.
>They reported that wishbones are found in no animals except birds, and
>the wishbone in V. strongly indicated a close evolutionary relationship.
Well, it's also in allosaurids, tyrannosaurids, maybe troodontids, and
definitely oviraptorids, but anything to remind the public of the bird-dino
relationship is fine by me.
P.S. Slides are back from the developers: already found a few typos, a
missing line of text or two, and one line drawn incorrectly on a cladogram
(damn!). Still, I will be able to give some kind of presentation at SVP...
Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
Vertebrate Paleontologist Webpage: http://www.geol.umd.edu
Dept. of Geology Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
University of Maryland Phone:301-405-4084
College Park, MD 20742 Fax: 301-314-9661