BIOLOGY 4490 - ASSIGNMENT 2

 

Go to the following web-sites (http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/diapsids/avians.html) and (http://www.sciam.com/explorations/1998/032398padian/) and read them. In two typewritten pages, summarize this paper and anwer the following questions:

 

1) What kinds of data are used to support the hypothesis that birds really are dinosaurs?

2) Who are Archaeopteryx and Rahona ostromi and why are they important?

 

You may have to go to your text and to other websites for further information.

 

This assignment is due on Monday, 12 November 2001. It is worth 10 points.