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Re: Microraptor hanqingi, new species from China.



I did not notice that in the Senter paper they have Cryptovolans pauli as a 
valid taxon, when that is M. zhaoianus. 

Because genera are often the taxonomic level used when comparing diversity 
over time and place, oversplitting dinosaur genera risks falsely boosting 
their diversity when compared to other vertebrates. That's cheating. 

The evidence that S. zhaoianus is fully arboreal is so strong it is a tad 
dull. The situation with Archaeopteryx is much more complicated and 
interesting. 

GSPaul </HTML>