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Re: A few more...
On Tue, 3 Oct 1995, Jeffrey Martz wrote:
> > >You would argue that the hoatzin independantly evolved fingers from all
> > >other tetrapods? That's taking BCF a little too far...
> > I would argue that it never lost the fingers.
> I know next to nothing about bird evolution. When were the ungals
> lost in most birds? If the hoatzin never lost them, does that make Aves
> LN Jeff
Could the hoatzin be a case of an inactive gene or alleles being
activated? My Evolution class has gone and is going into great depth on
genetic evolution and the affect of natural selection of alleles with
multi-loci. I guess a large question I throw onto the fire is, Could the
the reactivation of silent alleles "screw up' some of todays theories in
cladistics, I being a cladist became confused. What can we do? We have
no DNA(duh), so based on the bones is there any way to make sense of
I've had a long day,
Preparator, Dept. of Earth Sciences\Geology
Pacific Lutheran University
Tacoma, Wa, 98447
PS- Why did you guys have to tell me that the Yorktown Fm whale bones are
Radioactive, I preped a couple some this spring.