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Re: New paper on Caudipteryx & cursoriality in Nature



One thing that was really clear from teh Jones et al paper, is that they possibly have bird are not theropods as their null hypothesis. They end their paper saying that Caudipteryx is the only unambigously feathered theropod, so that means archaeopteryx is not a theropod by there definition. So clearly the paper was written with an agenda.

But I would like to ask whether their observation in the methods section that juvenial non-avian theropods have ratios closer to the birds or within the bird range supports birds being paedomophic theropods?
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