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Re: Evidence For a Feathered Velociraptor...
I looked him up in Google. I'm having trouble finding much that I have
access to that is actually written by him. I have his Scientific American
book of dinosaurs, but he doesn't seem to go into his own theories there.
He does state that some of the coelusaurs had long arms.
I have noticed through time that there are big classes of bird-like animals
that scientists can't seem to agree on whether they are birds or some other
branch of coelusaurs. I have also wondered if living birds are truly all
recently related to each other, or if the traits we now know as defining
birds evolved more than once. If bird-like traits were so adaptive they
might well have evolved more than once or evolved in a bigger family than
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Subject: Re: Evidence For a Feathered Velociraptor...
--- Dora Smith <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
It didn't occur to anybody that these animals once
had wings until they
started trying to explain why they have qill marks
on the bones of their
Er..well, Gregory S. Paul has been arguing for several
years that some small theropods, particularly
dromaeosaurs, were secondarily flightless:
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