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Re: giant birds

Kendall Clements wrote:

> I still cannot see how BCF can be compatible with the published
> topology. 

It can be forced into compatibility with standard phylogenies - in fact,
any scenario can be.  I could envision scenarios in which every single
character in the matrix is independently derived on every single branch
on the tree.  The question is, is that the simplest scenario supported
by a given tree?


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