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Re: NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC (or: using our eyes to see)

Greg Paul has asked me to forward this note to the list.

>One should be cautious about Caudipteryx. It is probably not an
>oviraptorosaur, but a close relative. Caudipteryx is in a number of regards
>more primitive than Archaeopteryx. It has a fully triradiate jugal for one
>thing. But it is more advanced in other regards. For all we know C. evolved
>from dinosaurs that had independently evolved a level of flight higher than
>seen in A., or was closer to birds than the latter and underwent various
>reversals. No one knows.

Luis Rey

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