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Re: Birds of Russia and Mongolia
At 8:02 PM -0800 2/21/01, Mickey_Mortimer wrote:
Zoe Heraklides wrote-
Evgeny Kurochkin was one of the authors of the paper in *Science* that
claimed that Longisquama's plume-like appendages were feathers (or at
ancestral homologs of bird feathers). I don't actually belive it myself.
it may mean that Kurochkin favors a non-dinosaurian origin of birds.
Kurochkin thinks "sauriurines" (Archaeopteryx, Jibeinia, confuciusornithids,
enantiornithines, Patagopteryx) evolved from theropods, but ornithurines did
not. A ludicrous notion if there ever was one.
If I drive fast, I'm a good driver.
If the other guy drives fast, he's an idiot.....
Thoughts, from another facet of my personality.