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Re: Peering at review (Triassic dino-birds)

>Isn't "Protoavis" a Dockum Group specimen that is likely to be a chimera in 
>the end?  BTW, could someone post a list of the paper citations for this 
>taxa?  The only definite thing I know is Chatterjee's The Rise of Birds book 
>and it's briefly mentioned in Paul's Predatory Dinosaurs of the World.

Well here are the papers I know about:

Anon. 1991 Early bird born late. Nature (London) 351(6329):677-678.

Chatterjee, S. 1987. Skull of Protoavis and early evolution of birds.
Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 7(3) Suppl.:14A

Chatterjee, S. 1991. Cranial anatomy and relationships of a new Triassic
bird from Texas. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London,
Ser. B, 332:277-346. (I think this is where Protoavis texensis was formally

Chatterjee, S. 1992. Texas fossil identified as the world's oldest known
bird. Journal of the Geological Society of India 39:89-90.

Chatterjee, S. 1994. Protoavis from the Triassic of Texas: the oldest bird.
Journal für Ornithologie 135:330 (Abstr.).

Chatterjee, S. 1995. The Triassic bird Protoavis. Archaeopteryx 13:15-31.

Chatterjee, S. 1997. The rise of birds: 225 million years of evolution.
John Hopkins University Press, Baltimore & London, 312 pp.

Chatterjee, S. 1997. The Beginning of Avian Flight. Dinofest International
Proceedings, pp. 311-335.

Chatterjee, S. 1998. The avian status of Protoavis. Archaeopteryx 16:99-122.

Chatterjee, S. 1999. Protoavis and the early evolution of birds.
Palaeontographica (A) 254(1-3):1-100.

Ostrom, J. H. 1987. Protoavis, a Triassic bird? Archaeopteryx 5:113-114.

Ostrom, J. H. 1996. The questionable validity of Protoavis. Archaeopteryx

Viohl, G. 1992. Kein Nachweis eines triassischen Vogels. Archaeopteryx

Wellnhofer, P. 1987. Der älteste fossile Vogel gefunden?
Naturwissenschaftliche Rundschau 40(4):145.

Wellnhofer, P. 1992. Protoavis - der älteste Vogel? Spektrum der
Wissenschaft 1992(2):17-20.

Wellnhofer, P. 1992. Protoavis - der älteste Vogel? Naturwissenschaftliche
Rundschau 45(3):107-108.

Witmer, L. M. 2001. The role of Protoavis in the debate on avian origins.
In: New Perspectives on the origin and early evolution of Birds,
Proceedings of the International Symposium in Honor of John H. Ostrom,
edited by Gauthier, J., and Gall, L. F., Yale Peabody Museum, p. 537-548.

Zimmer, C. 1992. Ruffled feathers. Discover 13(5):44-54.

Tommy Tyrberg