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Birn-Jeffery et al. (2012)[edit]

Birn-Jeffery, A. V., Miller, C. E., Naish, D., Rayfield, E. J., Hone, D. W. E. (2012) Pedal claw curvature in birds, lizards and Mesozoic dinosaurs – complicated categories and compensating for mass-specific and phylogenetic control. PLoS ONE 7(12): e50555.

Phylogenetic position[edit]

I thought it could be worth mentioning that the studies by Wang et al. (2018)[1] and Hartman et al. (2019)[2] concluded Archaeopteryx was closer to Dromaeosauridae and Troodontidae than to Neornithes. Mortimer's "Theropod Database" agrees with Hartman's proposed phylogeny on multiple aspects, including Archaeopteryx's position.[3]Kiwi Rex (talk) 01:42, 1 December 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I really don't have the expertise to write that up, but I suppose it could start off by elaborating the main hypotheses (Archaeopteryx is closer to birds than other dinosaurs, Archaeopteryx is closer to other dinosaurs than to birds [e.g. the Lori paper], and of course maniraptorans are not in actuality coelurosaurs, then elaborate each hypothesis, and then go into the question of multiple origins of flight or multiple losses. (talk) 23:16, 6 July 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Some IP replaced ‘bird-like dinosaur’ the short description with ‘bird with saurian features’ Cheers Markbassett (talk) 22:43, 13 January 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Why does not change until this time[edit]

Comr with your answer (talk) 20:51, 28 December 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Greek name[edit]

Archaios in Greek means ‘original’ or ‘from the beginning’; arche being the beginning/origin. It is nothing literally to do with ancient, that’s just a deduction. It is the winged creature that was there first. The ‘original-winged’ if you will. 2A01:C22:B8C8:2F00:FDF1:55C:EE00:A394 (talk) 07:32, 8 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Spelling Variation[edit]

It seems all of the -ise/-ize words in this article are spelt -ize, since this isn't usually normal British spelling (except oxford spelling) should all of these be changed to -ise or left as -ize? If left as -ize I think there should be a tag saying to use Oxford spelling instead of British english to be clearer. Ertoe (talk) 04:34, 4 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Ize is consistent with UK English (Oxford is within the sphere of UK English), both versions can be used. Of course, if "ize" is the version used, it is just important that it's internally consistent, which it seems to be. But I see both "colour" and "color", "center" instead of "centre", etc. FunkMonk (talk) 10:21, 4 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]