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Re: Re: A few more...



>And it could be argued that this is not really a reversal but a genuine
>hoatzin autapomorphy. But I won't split hairs (feathers?).


You would argue that the hoatzin independantly evolved fingers from all
other tetrapods?  That's taking BCF a little too far...

Wouldn't you agree that a reversal is more parsimonious?


Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
Vertebrate Paleontologist
Dept. of Geology
University of Maryland
College Park, MD  20742
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