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Re: Giant birds
On Wed, 10 Nov 1999 Dinogeorge@aol.com wrote:
> In a message dated 11/10/99 4:00:28 PM EST, firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
> << And you might think of birds as modified dinosaurs. >>
> I have, and we don't even need the qualifier "modifed." I like it better the
> other way round, however: dinosaurs are "modifed" (for terrestrial rather
> than arboreal lifestyle) birds.
May I suggest another, potentially less confusing, term for arboreal
dinosaurs? It was coined by Dougal Dixon for a hypothetical group, but it
could be applied here: "arbrosaurs".
--T. Michael Keesey
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