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>You may be thinking of Juncitarsus, which Olson and Feduccia >consider
a "shorebird-flamingo mosaic" (see Feduccia's book at p. >208), a view
supported by Stefan Peters.
Feduccia, A. 1976. Osteological evidence for shorebird affinities of
the flamingos. Auk 93: 587-601.
Feduccia argues that Anseriformes and Phoenicopteriformes share a
special common ancestor away from _Presbyornis_, which is the sister of
the flamingo-anseriform grouping. Shorebirds (and recurvirostrids as a
possible independent branch of the shorebirds) form the sister to the
>Ah. This is, of course, the Juncitarsus paper. I confess, though, I
>am not so sure about comparing flamingos to the living Banded Stilt, >a
communal breeder with somewhat flamingo-like behaviour that is >surely a
case of convergence. The fossil evidence is interesting, >though.
Olson and Feduccia built their case on ethology, detailed myology,
oology, parasitology, biochemical analysis, osteology, and fossil
evidence. They found that _Cladorhynchus_ among the recurvirostrids
matches up more than any other member. The evidence is pretty
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