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Re: Birds of Russia and Mongolia



> At 8:02 PM -0800 2/21/01, Mickey_Mortimer wrote:
> >
> >Kurochkin thinks "sauriurines" (Archaeopteryx, Jibeinia, confuciusornithids,
> >enantiornithines, Patagopteryx) evolved from theropods, but ornithurines did
> >not.  A ludicrous notion if there ever was one.

Polyphyletic Aves?!?!?! He doesn't think Ornithurae evolved from
Sauriurae, does he? (In which case he's agreeing with the "standard"
phylogeny, but expressing it with traditional taxonomy.)

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