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Re: Giant birds

In a message dated 11/9/99 2:25:01 PM EST, tkeese1@gl.umbc.edu writes:

<< > Plus Pseudosuchia ("false crocodiles") includes true crocodiles.
 Terrible name, yeah, but calling ankylosaurs "birds" is pretty bad, too. >>

Not really, especially when it gets you to thinking that ankylosaur scutes 
and spines might be modified forms of feathers (or rather, that feathers 
might be modified forms of scutes). It just seems peculiar at first.