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Re: Liaoning Fossil Exhibit In UK



>From the report at this URL:

> http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/sci/tech/newsid_2132000/2132152.stm
>
> ...
> Other small, feathered dinosaurs will be on display, including the
> Sinosauropteryx, a meat-eater with a downy coat, and Changchanornis, a
> fully feathered dinosaur which may have moved in flocks.

Really?  Perhaps the article is referring to _Changchengornis_, a bird closely
related to _Confuciusornis_ (which, being much more common, is more likely the
bird that formed large flocks).  _Changchengornis_ would still be a feathered
dinosaur, of course, but the passage above is bound to confuse the general
public.

Identification, Luis Rey?

---------Ralph W. Miller III
              ralph.miller@alumni.usc.edu