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Re: Sinosauropteryx filament melanosomes challenged

On Tue, Dec 7th, 2010 at 1:55 PM, vultur-10@neo.tamu.edu wrote:

> Well, sure; why is that a problem?

You'd have to explain to people why crocodilians are reptiles, but their 
closest living relatives 
(birds) aren't, and neither were their closest extinct relatives (dinosaurs).

Redefining 'reptile' to be a vague physical description is like taking a set 
backwards to the 'bad old 
days', when terms like 'pachyderm' wreaked havok.


Dann Pigdon
Spatial Data Analyst               Australian Dinosaurs
Melbourne, Australia               http://home.alphalink.com.au/~dannj