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. A. Smith and L. Chiappe and J. Clarke and S. Edwards and S. Nesbitt and M. Norell and Thomas A. Stidham and Alan H. Turner and M. van Tuinen and J. Vinther and X. Xu},
  year={2015}
}
  • N. A. Smith, L. Chiappe, +8 authors X. Xu
  • Published 2015
  • Biology, Art
  • 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… CONTINUE READING
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