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Re: the first bird
On 8/28/05, Ian Paulsen <email@example.com> wrote:
> IF Archaeopteryx isn't really the first bird ancestor then what would a
> Protoavis (first bird) look like?
It would have looked like _Archaeopteryx_.
_Protoavis_, incidentally, is a real taxon (although possibly a
chimera of non-avialan parts)."Proavis" is the term coined(?) by
Heilman for the hypothetical bird ancestor (although he considered it