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Re: Evidence For a Feathered Velociraptor...

That's something I was wondering too --- like could the ratites be more closely related to secondarily flightless dinosaurs... than to a bird that had lost (or re-lost?) flight later.
Paula Goodman
Berkeley, CA

On Sep 22, 2007, at 5:17 PM, Dora Smith wrote:

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 today's birds.

Yours, Dora Smith Austin, TX tiggernut24@yahoo.com --