A type of extinct bird with no protruding breastbone, as birds have, and teeth and a reptilian tail, as reptiles have. But it's not a transitional form. It's not, it's not, it's not! I don't want it to be. Waah!
3/1/2006 1:22:13 AM
Too bad it has no real breast bone, no beak, still has claws on it's arms, a tail, and teeth, and these my friend are all adaptations of reptiles.
12/15/2006 6:10:00 AM
It's not a transitional form just because it shows morphology from two different phylum's like you would expect with evolution.
2/17/2008 12:24:07 AM
The archeoptryx is actually commonly misused by proponents of evolution (oh god, I almost said evolutionist!) The similariy between archeoptryx and Compsagnathus are often pointed out and paraded around despite the fact that archeoptryx came millions of years before. It's mistakes like these that fuel comments like the one above.
2/17/2008 12:56:15 AM
What about Quetzalcoatl? I always wondered how He fit in.
2/17/2008 2:59:06 AM
@Caustic: Wasn't there a dino named Quetzlcoatlus or something like that? It's been years since I was a 7-year old obsessed with dinosaurs, so I don't really remember.
2/17/2008 3:04:39 AM
EVERY fossil is transitional.
2/17/2008 3:10:27 AM