Rhetoric vs. reality: A commentary on “Bird Origins Anew” by A. Feduccia

@inproceedings{Smith2015RhetoricVR,
  title={Rhetoric vs. reality: A commentary on “Bird Origins Anew” by A. Feduccia},
  author={N. Adam Smith and Luis Mar{\'i}a Chiappe and Julia A. Clarke and Scott V. Edwards and Sterling J. Nesbitt and Mark A. Norell and Thomas A. Stidham and Alan H. Turner and Marcel van Tuinen and Jakob Vinther and Xing Xu},
  year={2015}
}
ABSTRACT Birds are maniraptoran theropod dinosaurs. The evidence supporting the systematic position of Avialae as a derived clade within Dinosauria is voluminous and derived from multiple independent lines of evidence. In contrast, a paucity of selectively chosen data weakly support, at best, alternative proposals regarding the origin of birds and feathers. Opponents of the theory that birds are dinosaurs have frequently based their criticisms on unorthodox interpretations of paleontological… 

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