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Re: Martin and furcular homology
From: "Nick Gardner" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Re: Martin and furcular homology
Date: Wed, 28 Jan 2004 08:31:24 -0500
--- Sean ? wrote:
>Now, im no fan of Martin's work on avian origins, but
>surely he cannot be
>saying that, on the one hand, that the furculae are
>theropods lack interclavicles, and on the other, that
> they're non-homologous because
>Is Martin just sinking deeper, or am I missing something?
Well, it's possible that he simply changed opinion. The only papers I have
on furculae do not discuss the hypocleidium, so I cannot comment further on
the above, sadly. Wasn't Martin rumoured to have possibly recently
switched sides in the avian origins debate?
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Not that I am aware of. Last I knew he is still advocating his croc/bird
nexus as strongly as ever, with Lianhai Hou as his new star pupil.
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