Cretaceous parrot

John Grehan jrg13 at PSU.EDU
Mon Jan 4 11:14:33 CST 1999


In the 1998 5 November issue of Nature there was an article reporting a
lower jaw of a parrot from the Cretaceous. In a newspaper article
I read a dismissal of this fossil by Feduccia as possibly being anything, even
a turtle jaw.

If there are any avian paleo-systematists on this list I would be interested
in any comments regarding opinion on the validity of this fossil as being
a parrot as interpreted by the authors of the article.

Sincerely, John Grehan




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