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Re: Fossil Discovery Threatens Theory of Birds' Evolution

In a message dated 6/25/00 3:05:38 AM, dbensen@gotnet.net writes:

<< >>The definition of "mammal" has changed in the last decade or so. How do 
know that a live Olyagopolis would look like a reptile?<<
Isn't mammals' diagnostic feature (besides mummeries, I mean), their single 
jawbone and the presence of ear bones? >>

Not any more. I  believe that the definition was arbitrarily changed some 
years ago.

eric l.