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Re: [Re: Air sacs in extant non-avian reptiles?]



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Date:  4 Aug 00 13:06:08 EDT
From: archosaur@usa.net
To: qilongia@yahoo.com
Subject: Re: [Re: Air sacs in extant non-avian reptiles?]
CC: dinosaur@usc.edu

"Jaime A. Headden" <qilongia@yahoo.com> wrote:
> Whoa, sheesh ... Ornithology is a specialty, focus
> on birds as a single, whereas paleoornithologists are
> more concerned with the general evolution as a whole.
> Doesn't mean that "regular" ornithologists haven'
> tackled the question. So, okay: Joel Cracraft, Luis
> Chiappe, Gareth Dyke, Alfred Romer has looked at it,
> Gerhard Heilmann (not an ornithologist, but wrote one
> of the most eminent texts on the matter of
> *Archaeopteryx*) understood they were reptiles. This
> is during the clarification of what Reptilia was
> comprised of.

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Romer was an ornithologist? I thought his main area of expertise was in
therapsids and their evolution towards mammalia.

Then again, perhaps this is a different Alfred Romer.

Jura 

Jurassosaurus's Reptipage: A page devoted to the study of the reptilia:

http://reptilis.webjump.com

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