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Re: Silurian Bird (joke? please?)
Thomas R. Holtz, Jr. wrote:
> > In the same matriz contained the fossilized _Spirodela salina_,
> >_Cyanophyceae_ and _Porpita umbella_, all of which have been reported in
> >previous papers, I have discovered this time, a small unique pattern of
> >less than 10 mm in length. It seemed to have been made up of a head with
> >one visible eye, a neck, trunk, bill, wings, tail, and limbs and especially
> >noticeable was the fact that it was furnished with feathers and
> >saddle-shaped vertebrae; namely all the elemental components of a bird.
> The author (can't remember the name: maybe Okamura?) is a noted... how shall
> we put this... quack in the in field of paleo. He has self-published
> volumes of new "taxa" that he finds, often only in thin sections. His most
> famous discoveries are the "mini-fossils": supposed microscopic
> representatives of other groups, including mini-birds, mini-fish,
> mini-dinosaurs, even mini-dragons and mini-princesses!!
Scripps Institute of Oceanography library actually has that volume (I
never copied it because it's quick large).