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Re: weird jurassic dinobird with very weird feathers

Had to find out what's an avialan - Wikipedia article on the subject actually says that Archeopteryx is Jurassic in origin.

From the discussion it rather looks as if bird ancestors were a huge clade.
Lotta pigeon-like things running around.

Dora Smith
Austin, TX

----- Original Message ----- From: "David Marjanovic" <david.marjanovic@gmx.at>
To: "DML" <dinosaur@usc.edu>
Sent: Monday, September 29, 2008 5:55 PM
Subject: Re: weird jurassic dinobird with very weird feathers

Wow. Wow. Wow!!!

Go here http://precedings.nature.com/documents/2326/version/1 to see the abstract and download the pdf. It is _free access_! Nature offers free access to a preprint -- what is the world coming to! :-)

Being from the Daohugou Bed, *Epidexipteryx* is _not_ Middle Jurassic in age, but Late Jurassic or Early Cretaceous up to Barremian, probably close to the end of this range. I will now have to stay up till 2 at night <sigh> and read the whole thing...