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  • Andors, A. V. 1991. Paleobiology and relationships of the giant groundbird Diatryma (Aves: Gastornithiformes). Acta XX Congr. Internat. Ornithol.: 563-571. (Eocene, rel. Anseriformes)
  • Andors, A. V. 1992. Reappraisal of the Eocene groundbird Diatryma (Aves: Anserimorphae). in Papers in Avian Paleontology, honoring Pierce Brodkorb. Nat. Hist. Mus. Los Angeles County, Science Series no. 36:109-125.
  • Balouet, J. C. & S. L. Olson. 1989. Fossil birds from Late Quaternary deposits in New Caledonia. Smithsonian Contrib. Zool. 469:1-38.
  • Baretto, C., R. M. Albrecht, D. E. Bjorling, J. R. Horner & N. J. Wilsman. 1993. Evidence of the growth plate and the growth of long bones in juvenile dinosaurs. Science 262:2020-2023.
  • de Beer, G. 1954. Archaeopteryx Lithographica, a study based upon the British Museum specimen. London: British Museum (Natural History).
  • Blondell, J. & C. Mourer-Chauviré. 1998. Evolution and history of the western Palaearctic avifauna. Trends Ecol. Evol. 13:488-492.
  • Charig, A. J., F. Greenaway, A. C. Milner, C. A. Walker & P. J. Whybrow. 1986. Archaeopteryx is not a forgery. Science 232:620-626.
  • Chatterjee, S. 1991. Cranial anatomy and relationships of a new Triassic bird from Texas. Phil. Trans. Roy. Soc. London B 332:277-342. Protoavis, 225 mya
  • Chatterjee, S. 1995. The Triassic bird Protoavis. Archaeopteryx (München) 13:15-31.
  • Chatterjee, S. 1997. The Rise of Birds: 225 Million Years of Evolution. Johns Hopkins Univ. Press.
  • Chiappe, L. 1995. The first 85 million years of avian evolution. Science 378:349-355.
  • Cracraft, J. 1986. The origin and early diversification of birds. Paleobiology 12:383-399.
  • de Beer, G. 1954. Archaeopteryx lithographica, a study based upon the British Museum specimen. London, Trustees of the British Museum.
  • Feduccia, A. 1993. Evidence from claw geometry indicating arboreal habits of Archaeopteryx. Science 259:790-791.
  • Feduccia, A. 1994. Tertiary bird history: notes and comments. pp. 178-189, in: Major Features of Vertebrate Evolution (D. R. Prothero & R. M. Schoch, eds.). Short Courses in Vertebrate Paleontology, no. 7. Knoxville, Univ. Tennessee Press.
  • Feduccia, A. 1995. Explosive evolution in Tertiary birds and mammals. Science 26:637-638.
  • Feduccia, A. 1995. The aerodynamic model for the evolution of feathers and feather misinterpretation. Courier Forschungsinstitut Senckenberg 181:65-77.
  • Gauthier, J. 1986. Saurischian monophyly and the origin of birds. Calif. Acad. Sci., Memoirs 8:1-56.
  • Gauthier, J. & Padian, K. 1985. Phylogenetic, functional, and aerodynamic analyses of the origin of birds and their flight. Pp. 185-197, in: The Beginnings of Birds. Eds. M. K. Hecht, J. H. Ostrom, G. Viohl & P. Wellnhofer. Freude des Jura-Museums, Eichstatt.
  • Gingerich, P. D. 1976. Evolutionary significance of the Mesozoic toothed birds. Smithsonian Contrib. Paleobiol. 27:23-33.
  • Harrison, C. J. O. & C. A. Walker. 1976. A review of the bony-toothed birds (Odontopterygiformes) with description of some new species. Tertiary Research Special Paper 2.
  • Hecht, M. K., J. H. Ostrom, G. Viohl & P. Wellnhofer, eds. 1985. The Beginnings of Birds. Proceedings of the International Archaeopteryx Conference Eichstatt 1984. Freude des Jura-Museums, Eichstatt. 382 pp.
  • Hedges, S.B., Parker, P.H., Sibley, C.G. & Kumar, S. 1996. Continental breakup and the ordinal diversification of birds and mammals. Nature 381:226-229.
  • Hou, L.-H., Z. Zhou, L. D. Martin & A. Feduccia. 1995. A beaked bird from the Jurassic of China. Nature 377:616-618. Confucisornis
  • Houde, P. 1986. Ostrich ancestors found in the northern Hemisphere suggest a new hypothesis of ratite origins. Nature 324:563-565.
  • Houde, P. 1988. Paleognathous birds from the early Tertiary of the northern Hemisphere. Publ. Nuttall Ornithol. Club 22:1-148.
  • Houde, P. & S. L. Olson. 1981. Paleognathous carinate birds from the Early Tertiary of North America. Science 214:1236-1237.
  • Houck, M. A., J. A. Gauthier & R. E. Strauss. 1990. Allometric scaling in the earliest fossil bird, Archaeopteryx lithographica. Science 247:195-198.
  • Kurochkin, E. N. 1985. Lower Cretaceous birds from Mongolia and their evolutionary significance. Proc. XVIII Internat. Ornithol. Congress, Moscow 1982, pp. 191-199.
  • Kurochkin, E. N. & S. L. Olson (eds.). 1989. The early radiation of birds, pp. 2022-2064. Acta XIX Congressus Internationalis Ornithologici, Ottawa, vol. 2.
  • Marsh, O. C. 1880. Odontornithes: a monograph on the extinct toothed birds of North America. Professional Papers of the Engineer Department, U.S. Army, no. 18. Washington.
  • Martin, L. D. 1983. The origin and early radiation of birds. In: Perspectives in Ornithology (A. H. Brush & G. A. Clark Jr., eds.), pp. 291-338. Cambridge Univ. Press, Cambridge.
  • Martin, L. D. 1983. The origin of birds and of avian flight. Current Ornithol. 1:105-129.
  • Martin, L. D. 1992. The status of the Late Paleocene birds Gastornis and Remiornis. in Papers in Avian Paleontology, honoring Pierce Brodkorb. Nat. Hist. Mus. Los Angeles County, Science Series no. 36:97-108.
  • Mayr, G. 1998. "Coraciiforme" und "piciforme" Kleinvögel aus dem Mittel-Eozän der Grube Messel (Hessen, Deutschland). Courier Forschungsinstitut Senckenberg 205.
  • Mayr, G. 1998. Ein Archaeotrogon (Aves: Archaeotrogonidae) aus dem Mittel-Eozän der Grube Messel (Hessen, Deutschland)? J. Ornithol. 139:121-129.
  • Mayr, G. 1998. A new family of Eocene zygodactyl birds. Senckenbergiana Lethaea 78:199-209.
  • Mayr, G. & Daniels, M. 1998. Eocene parrots from Messel (Hessen, Germany) and the London Clay of Walton-on-the-Naze (Essex, England). Senckenbergiana Lethaea 78:157-177.
  • Mayr, G. & Peters, D.S. 1998. The mousebirds (Aves: Coliiformes) from the Middle Eocene of Grube Messel (Hessen, Germany). Senckenbergiana Lethaea 78:179-197.
  • Miller, G. H., J. W. Magee, B. J. Johnson, M. L. Fogel, N. A. Spoone, M. T. McCulloch & L. K. Ayliffe. 1999. Pleistocene extinction of Genyornis newtoni: human impact on Australian megafauna. Science 283:205-208.
  • Mourer-Chauviré. 1992. The Galliformes (Aves) from the Phosphorites du Quercy (France): systematics and biostratigraphy. in Papers in Avian Paleontology, honoring Pierce Brodkorb. Nat. Hist. Mus. Los Angeles County, Science Series no. 36:67-95.
  • Norman, D. B. 1987. Review of: F. Hoyle & C. Wickramasinghe, 1986, "Archaeopteryx, the Primordial Bird: A Case of Fossil Forgery." Ibis 129:408-411.
  • Norell, M. A., J. M. Clark, L. M. Chiappe & D. Daschzeveg. 1995. A nesting dinosaur. Nature 378:774-778 (also "news and views," p. 764-765)
  • Olson, S. L., ed. 1976. Collected papers in avian paleontology honoring the 90th birthday of Alexander Wetmore. Smithsonian Contrib. Paleobiology 27.
  • Olson, S. L. 1985. The fossil record of birds. In: Farner, D. S., J. R. King & K. C. Parkes, eds., Avian Biology 8:79-238.
  • Olson, S. L. 1992. A new family of primitive landbirds from the Lower Eocene Green River formation of Wyoming. in Papers in Avian Paleontology, honoring Pierce Brodkorb. Nat. Hist. Mus. Los Angeles County, Science Series no. 36:127-136. Foro, similarities to hoatzin, musophagid & cuckoo; Foro perhaps key to origin of modern neognath radiation of basal landbirds
  • Olson, S. L. & E. N. Kurochkin, conveners. 1989. The early radiation of birds. Acta XIXth Congr. Internationalis Ornithologici, Ottawa, vol. 2:2022-2064.
  • Ostrom, J. H. 1974. Archaeopteryx and the origin of flight. Quart. Rev. Biol. 49:27-47.
  • Ostrom, J. H. 1976. Archaeopteryx and the origin of birds. Biol. J. Linnean Soc. 8:91-182.
  • Ostrom, J. H. 1976. Some hypothetical anatomical stages in the evolution of avian flight. Smithsonian Contrib. Paleobiol. 27:1-21.
  • Padian, K., ed. 1986. The origin of birds and the evolution of flight. Calif. Acad. Sciences, Memoirs No. 8.
  • Padian, K. & Chiappe, L. 1998. The origin of birds and their flight. Scientific American 278, Feb. 1998:38-47.
  • Padian, K. & Chiappe, L.M. 1998. The origin and early evolution of birds. Biological Reviews 73:1-42.
  • Rich, P. Vickers. 1979. The Dromornithidae. Bureau of National Resources, Geology and Geophysics, Canberra, Bull. 184.
  • Ruben, J. 1991. Reptilian physiology and the flight capacity of Archaeopteryx. Evolution 45:1-17. based on physiological study of muscle in extant groups, "burst-level" activity is high, probably Archaeopteryx could have performed "ground upward" flight from a standstill, as well as "trees downward" powered flight.
  • Sanz, J. L., J. F. Bonaparte & A. Lacasa. 1988. Unusual early Cretaceous birds from Spain. Science 331: 433-435.
  • Sanz, J. L. & J. F. Bonaparte. 1992. A new order of birds (Class Aves) from the Lower Cretaceous of Spain. in Papers in Avian Paleontology, honoring Pierce Brodkorb. Nat. Hist. Mus. Los Angeles County, Science Series no. 36:39-49.
  • Stephan, B. 1979. Urvögel, Archaeopterygiformes. Neue Brehm-Bücherei, A. Ziemen, Wittenberg Lutherstadt.
  • Swinburne, N. H. M. 1988. The Solnhofen limestone and the preservation of Archaeopteryx. Trends Ecol. Evol. 3:274-277.
  • Swinton, W. E. 1975. Fossil Birds. 3rd ed. British Museum (Natural History).
  • Tarsitano, S.F. & M.K. Hecht. 1980. A reconsideration of the reptilian relationships of Archaeopteryx. Zool. J. Linn. Soc. 69:142-182.
  • Tarsitano, S. 1991. Archaeopteryx: quo vadis?" pp. 541-576, in: H.-P. Schultze & L. Trueb (eds.). Origins of the Higher Groups of Tetrapods. Comstock, Ithaca. Gautier's claim to have used ancestors is erroneous, he actually compared similarities, and these were not analyzed or coded properly. Tarsitano does not agree that coelosaurs were ancestors of birds.
  • Thulborn, R. A. 1984. The avian relationships of Archaeopteryx, and the origin of birds. Zool. J. Linn. Soc. 82:119-158.
  • Wellnhofer, P. 1992. A new specimen of Archaeopteryx from the Solnhofen limestone. in Papers in Avian Paleontology, honoring Pierce Brodkorb. Nat. Hist. Mus. Los Angeles County, Science Series no. 36:3-23.
  • Witmer, L. M. & K. D. Rose. 1991. Biomechanics of the jaw apparaatus of the gigantic Eocene bird Diatryma: implications for diet and mode of life. Paleobiology 17:95-120.
  • Zhow, Z. 1995. Is Mononykus a bird? Auk 112:958-963. --probably not.
  • Zusi, R. L. & K. I. Warheit. 1992. On the evolution of intraramal mandibular joints in Pseudodontorns (Aves: Odontopterygia). in Papers in Avian Paleontology, honoring Pierce Brodkorb. Nat. Hist. Mus. Los Angeles County, Science Series no. 36:351-360.
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