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Re: Bird Evolution
At 03:05 PM 4/5/98 +0100, John V Jackson wrote:
Stanley Friesen said: 5th April 98:
>But, as it is, there is really no way to tell how "bird-like" the small
>woodland theropods of the mid-Jurassic really were, as we have no fossils
>of them one way or the other.
GSP suggests that although we know of fewer small woodland J creatures
than we would like, we know of enough insects, pterosaurs etc to be able
to say the absence of the small theropods we are loooking for may be
significant. I would like to think he is wrong but suspect he may be right.
Well, there is the fact that all known pterosaurs are ones that lived near
water bodies. Here, again, we know of no strictly *forest* species,
especially ones from an upland forest. Ditto for insects.
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