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Re: REMARKABLE NEW DATA ON MESOZOIC BIRD OPTICS
In a message dated 4/1/99 11:52:09 PM Eastern Standard Time, GSP1954@aol.com
<< In the latest J Vert Paleont. 19(1):1 Qiang et al. decribe the new
confucifuisornithid bird Changchengornis. <snip> Sitting atop the beak are a
spectacles. <snip> Not discussed is whether the lens configuration indicates
a near or farsighted condition, or whether they were bifocal. >>
So they found the Ben Franklyn (inventor of bifocals) bird. Given another of
Ben's achievements, now I know why so many species thereafter were part bird!
Has a fossil pot-bellied stove been found nearby?