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RE: Archie a bird not a dino
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> From: owner-DINOSAUR@usc.edu [mailto:owner-DINOSAUR@usc.edu]
> On Behalf Of Brian Hathaway
> So it is on fairly firm ground to continue with the idea that
> this creature is one of the earliest "birds" found?
> (I need these directions in life!)
Hells bells, did you not read the quotes I just posted?!? :-)
In the authors' very own words:
"The results here do not demonstrate unequivocally that Archaeopteryx belongs
with birds rather than with deinonychosaurs."
So no, not on firm ground. On quicksand, rather.
Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
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