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Re: Martin 2004 critique
At 03:18 AM 5/15/2005 -0700, you wrote:
Here's something I wrote on Spring Break while stuck away from my refs, and
decided to post...
interdental plates, which doesn't make sense in Martin's scheme. Maybe we
should argue that instead it is not a bird? ;) Bambiraptor and
Sinornithosaurus also have obvious unfused interdental plates. But these are
birds in Martin's view.
Actually, Martin seem to believe that Bambiraptor is a genuine dinosaur,
since in figure 3 he cites Barbourofelis and Thylacosmilus as examples of
convergent evolution, and then attempts to claim an analogous situation in
the relationship between Archaeopteryx and Bambiraptor.
[snip the rest]