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Article “Birds” in “Encyclopædia Britannica”



IN that portion of the article “Birds,” which I have lately written for the “Encyclopædia Britannica,” I said (page 729, column 2) that Odontopteryx had “jaws armed with true teeth,” and in this respect resembled Ichthyornis. The mistake has just been pointed out to me, and I shall be greatly obliged by being allowed to correct it, as far as is possible, in NATURE. The sentence should run thus: “jaws armed with tooth-like processes, and in this respect differing from Professor Marsh's Ichthyornis.”

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