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Re: Chimeras (was Re: Protoavis & Drepanosauridae (sensu Renesto, 1999)
On Mon, 30 Apr 2001 Dinogeorge@aol.com wrote:
> In a message dated 4/30/01 4:53:01 PM EST, firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
> << Err, make that "If it's a *volant* basal theropod, THEN it supports
> BCF..." >>
> If we ever find a volant basal theropod, it will pretty much >confirm< BCF,
> not merely support it!
Unless of course it had developed flight independently! :)
> Here's what I'd like to see some day: a small, four-fingered,
> flight-feathered Triassic theropod. Not asking too much, eh?
Well, since even basal _Coelurosauria_ (_Sinosauropteryx_) don't seem to
have flight feathers, and the only non-tetanuran theropod which skin
impressions are known for (_Carnotaurus_) has no feathery integument
whatsoever, you might be asking for a good bit. Of course our sample size
*is* extremely small....
T. MICHAEL KEESEY
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