Birds are Dinosaurs: Simple Answer to a Complex Problem

@inproceedings{Feduccia2002BirdsAD,
  title={Birds are Dinosaurs: Simple Answer to a Complex Problem},
  author={Alan Feduccia},
  year={2002}
}
  • A. Feduccia
  • Published 1 October 2002
  • Environmental Science, Geography
Richard Prum's (2002) rancorous, unreviewed essay on the theropod origin of birds is a one-sided view of a difficult problem, full of anatomical misconceptions that are highly misleading, and advocates that (p. 13), "it is time to abandon debate on the theropod origin of birds." His article is essentially a restatement and defense of a current dogma of paleontology-that birds are living dinosaurs, directly descended from, or having shared common ancestry with, one of the most highly derived and… 
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