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Re: Archaeopteryx with bird book, was Re: Archaeopteryx flight
Jaime Headden wrote:
Well, actually, the question asked was whether it was a bird or not
Wagner said "No!" or something to that effect).
Wagner was so convinced that _Archaeopteryx_ was NOT a bird that he re-named
it _Griphosaurus_. He also doubted that the "epidermic structures" of
_Archaeopteryx_ were really feathers at all... ,and was equally doubtful
about the entire concept of evolution, as proposed by Darwin. *Phew*, thank
goodness things have changed...
Mike Keesey wrote:
But the _Sinornithosaurus_ specimen NGMC 91 ("Dave") suggests that the
primitive condition for eumaniraptors may have been *more* extensive
feathering over the head.
Yes, good point. I had overlooked that.