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Re: FEDUCCIA IN AUK/BEAST OF GEVAUDAN




Darren Naish wrote:

He argues that
because hundreds of Jurassic coelophysoid skeletons are
known (p. 1197) then the absence of Jurassic proto-bird
dinosaurs is evidence of absence. [snip] The absence of
evidence here (good evidence) is a weakness though: can
someone please go out this weekend and find a mid-Jurassic
lagerstatte full of small coelurosaurs please?


While on the topic of 'ghost lineages', I would add that the fossil record for the _Longisquama_ --> _Archaeopteryx_ lineage is hardly crash-hot either.



Tim

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