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Re: Origin and early evolution of birds



Tim Williams wrote-

> (A nice summary of the issues, that includes a honorary mention of many
[but
> not all] Mesozoic avians, including their ecology and relationships; and a
> section on arborealiy in theropods.   _Shenzhouraptor_ and _Yandangornis_
do
> not rate a mention; but _Jeholornis_ does.  This paper also opines that
the
> evidence supporting the dinosaurian origin of birds is "overwhelming".
TW)

I reviewed it on the DML here- http://dml.cmnh.org/2004Sep/msg00105.html
Of course he doesn't mention Yandangornis.  It's ignored by everyone. :)

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