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Re: Theropod wattles

I've got to chuckle at this. What prompts you to ask? The fact that tyrannosaur protein is most similar among birds to today's chickens?

People've been joking about that all week, on more than one of my lists.

I think however it is consistent with genetic evidence on bird evolution. Galliforms are one of the oldest groups of birds.

Buk-buk-buk-buk.    But my budgies aren't amused.

Dora Smith
Austin, TX

----- Original Message ----- From: "Scott" <hmwh@together.net>
To: <DINOSAUR@usc.edu>
Sent: Tuesday, April 17, 2007 10:37 AM
Subject: Theropod wattles

Curious question re wattles--have any skin impressions been noted that might
indicate a wattle for a theropod?
Scott Perry
High Mountain Writers' House
Irasburg, Vermont

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