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Re: The claws of hoatzin and the "Dinosaur renaissance" article
On Thursday, November 25, 2004, at 04:11 PM, Vladimír Socha wrote:
1.) Who claimed for the first time, that birds are closely resembled
with dinosaurs? Was it E. B. Hitchcock?
According to "A Brief History of Paleontology" in The Scientific
American Book of Dinosaurs, Richard Owen in, in 1863, "interpreted
Archaeopteryx as a bird, but did not draw the obvious evolutionary
conclusions". Thomas Henry Huxley(nicknamed "Darwin's bulldog") argued
for evolution, seeing that Archaeopteryx had the skeleton of a small
theropod dinosaur. I'm not sure if this pre or post-dates E. B.