Monday, June 7, 2010

Maniraptors (3)
"Martin believes that maniraptorans are secondarily flightless birds, and that birds evolved from non–dinosaurian archosaurs [pterosaurs according to my thesis], so that most of the species formerly called theropods [ie. the maniraptors] would now not even be classified as dinosaurs.[43]"
Martin, L.S. (2004). "A basal archosaurian origin for birds." Acta Geologica Sinica, 50(6): 978–990.)

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