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Re: SVP Report

In a message dated 10/5/98 2:26:04 PM EST, Chapman.Ralph@NMNH.SI.EDU writes:

<< Josh Smith finally publicly dropped the bombshell that many of us knew and
were waiting for - that the Chinese apparently have a feathered segnosaur
that's also pretty large (15 foot maybe). Obviously the devil will be in the
details here but it means these continue to be exciting times >>

Heard about this some time ago but didn't know size of creature. The feathers
do seem to put the segnosaurs into the theropod clade after all, don't they?
(Unless ornithischians and prosauropods turn up with feathers, that is.) Maybe
it's time for me to rethink segnosaur phylogeny.