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Re: Status of _Caudipteryx_



In a message dated 12/31/00 4:39:37 PM Eastern Standard Time, ELurio writes:

> The DNA evidence on this point is equivocal, to say the least.  See, for 
>  instance:
>  
>  http://www.cmnh.org/fun/dinosaur-archive/1999May/msg00287.html
>  
>  --Nick P. >>
>  
>  I'm not so sure that it is....I mean they accept the, and I quote here:
>  "The hippo + whale clade is formally named Whippomorpha, 
>  in honor of John
>  Gatsey et al.'s whimsical term "whippo"."

I'm not sure what your point is here.  My post was meant to point out that it 
is not clear, even from molecular evidence, that bats and colugos are closely 
related.

--Nick P.