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Re: bauplan convergence
In a message dated 6/14/2000 6:52:01 PM Pacific Daylight Time,
> Mcnamara and Long go into considerably more detail, and cite the references
> in which these and other supporting studies of this very active area of
> modern insect paleontological and developmental research are published.
> They also remind us that the earliest fossil winged insects had wings on
> every thoracic and abdominal segment - just what you would expect, I
> submit, if they evolved from gills of aquatic arthropods into rowing
> structures (think of the banks of oars on a galley).
Also another nail in the coffin of the Uniramia (tee, hee, hee!)