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Re: Ostrom Symposium - Part I

>Paul Sereno, speaking on coelurosaurs and bird origins, announced what may
>for some  be the biggest surprise to come out of the symposium -- the
>latest on relationships of the alvarezsaurids.  For those of you who have
>always wondered how Mononykus could possibly be a bird, I have good news
>-- it isn't one.  Instead, the alvarezsaurids appear to be closest to the

Interestingly, the notion is not completely new.  Larry Martin proposed a
close relationship between _Mononykus_ and ornithomimids back at the SVP
meeting in 1995.  Check out JVP 15(3): 43A.