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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. Hitchcock.