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Re: Status of _Caudipteryx_

In a message dated 12/30/00 7:28:10 AM Pacific Standard Time, ELurio@aol.com 

> The chemical evidence shows that colugos are closer to fruit bats than to 
>  anything else, and are thus a good model for what we are talking about. A 
>  whale doesn't have any of the equipment to evolve flight, like say, a 
>  squirrel, and a colugo does. 

The DNA evidence on this point is equivocal, to say the least.  See, for 


--Nick P.