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Re: Weird mammal cladograms, and dino implications
On Tue, 11 May 1999, Ronald Orenstein wrote:
> >> This is news to me - references? And as turacos are confined to Africa
> >> today, do they really belong here?
> >Dang it, I knew I shoulda looked it up. Maybe it was musophagids? It was
> >someone on the list who mentioned it...Darren Naish?
> >-Nick P.
> Ah... Nick... Musophagids ARE turacos.
OK, ya caught me. I haven't looked at much bird taxonomy in a LONG time.
But I think these were indeed said to be related to cariamas,
phorusrhacoids, caracaras, New World vultures, and hoatzins.