[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index][Subject Index][Author Index]
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
Add photos to your e-mail with MSN 8. Get 2 months FREE*.