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Re: labels are imaginary



In a message dated 96-02-06 04:31:45 EST, pharrinj@PLU.edu (Nicholas J.
Pharris) writes:

>This all began as a diatribe about the uselessness and untenability of 
>separating birds from dinosaurs _sensu stricto_ and giving them their own 
>class.  Admittedly, there are very many species of birds, but that is not 
>to say they cannot all be easily subsumed under the Theropoda--and under the

>Tetanurae, under the Coelurosauria, under the Maniraptora...--as the 
>phylogeny demands.
>
>

In MM #2, I subsume Theropoda, Coelurosauria, Maniraptora, Tetanurae, etc.,
etc., into Aves--as the phylogeny demands: The birds came first (where have
we heard this before?).