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Re: Status of _Caudipteryx_



In a message dated 12/28/00 5:08:59 PM, Mickey_Mortimer@email.msn.com writes:

<< Caudipteryx has only been included in a few phylogenetic analyses as of 
yet.

The whole secondarily flightless bird hypothesis is supported mainly by the

birds aren't dinosaurs crowd who like it because a feathered dinosaur would

ruin their phylogeny, >>

Not really, primarily flightless birds work quite well, especially for the 
early cretaceous.

eric l.