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Re: No Cretaceous parrot

David Marjanovic (david.marjanovic@gmx.at) wrote:

<I remember to have read somewhere (maybe onlist) that the
reported Cretaceous parrot dentary is indeed oviraptorosaurian,
despite the fact that the original article explicitely says it's

  Nah, definately not. Certainly that's what it looks like
superficially, and it wouldn't be a stretch to say its
oviraptorosaurian, however Thomas Stidham has noted explicitly
psittaciform and even loriid features of the jaw and a lack of
oviraptorosaurian features (as Tom Holtz and Thomas Stidham both
note onlist not shortly after the publication). There is very
little possibility it is not avian, but a little less possible
it's psittaciform. Trust me, the jaw resembles no oviraptorosaur
jaw _I've_ ever seen.

Jaime A. Headden

  Where the Wind Comes Sweeping Down the Pampas!!!!

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