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Re: bauplan convergence

In a message dated 6/14/2000 6:52:01 PM Pacific Daylight Time, 
ornstn@home.com writes:

> 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!)

Nick P.