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Benton's new Vertebrate Paleontology

Figures from this text are available at
http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/benton/ , and generally seem good.  I
agree with the bird cladogram in all but one way, however this one way is a
doozy.  Inserted between Confuciusornithidae and Enantiornithes is none
other than Oviraptorosauria!  I don't know of anyone who put them this close
to Aves.  It's discouraging when one considers how influential this book
will be.

Mickey Mortimer
Undergraduate, Earth and Space Sciences
University of Washington
The Theropod Database - http://students.washington.edu/eoraptor/Home.html