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Re: Swimmin' dinos, fish milk, avian polyphyly (was RE: Sheesh)



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From: "Tim Williams" <twilliams_alpha@hotmail.com>
Sent: Wednesday, October 25, 2006 4:55 PM

However, this scenario doesn't explain the origin of hesperornithiforms,
which are foot-propelled divers and so more like loons than penguins.

In her talks at the 2nd Intl. Paleont. Congress (Beijing, last June) and at the SVP meeting, Sanja HiniÄ showed that *Baptornis* surprisingly patterns with wing-propelled divers, unlike *Hesperornis*. Unfortunately I missed her talk in Beijing (as you can imagine, everything interesting was at the same time) and haven't been able to go to SVP...