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Re: Earliest Neornithean?
On Tue, 9 Nov 1999, Timothy Williams wrote:
> T. Mike Keesey wrote:
> >I have _Ambiortus_ as an ambiortimorph (Ambiortimorphae being the
> >proximate outgroup to Neornithes -- include Ichthyornithiformes) and
> >_Gansus_ as a non-ornithuran euornithean (placement questionable).
> There was apparently a paper given at the Ostrom Symposium which put the
> _Ichthyornis_ among the Neornithes. Not just in the Carinatae, Euornithes,
> Ornithurae, Metornithes etc but as bona fide Neornithes (clade including
> modern birds). Perhaps when the Proceedings are published more will be
I heard about that, but remain skeptical.
Anyone know the first non-controversial neornithean? Was it the Antarctic
--T. Michael Keesey
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