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Re: "New" bird-dinosaur study

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From: dhoffmaster@adrian.adrian.edu <dhoffmaster@adrian.adrian.edu>
To: dinosaur@usc.edu <dinosaur@usc.edu>
Date: Friday, October 24, 1997 8:08 AM
Subject: "New" bird-dinosaur study

>The BBC is reporting a new bird-dinosaur study that reports developmental
>evidence suggesting that the birds decended from dinosaurs hypothesis is
>incorrect.  The researchers (N. Carolina, I believe) studied the
development of
>the "hand" in "birds" and "dinosaurs" (no species given in the report).
>results indicate that fingers 2,3 & 4 comprise the bird "hand" (loss of 1
>5) whereas fingers 1, 2 & 3 comprise the "theropod" hand (loss of 4 & 5).
>Again, no species were given.
>As no reference was given in this radio summary, i can supply no further
>details.  Has anyone seen this study?  Can you provide a reference or other
>details as to the species involved?  Comments?
>Back to lurking -
>Debby Hoffmaster
I was just doing research to disprove the dino-to-bird theory.