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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 
writes:

<< 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 
pair of 
 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?