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Re: The duck that ruled the world.
In a message dated 5/26/2000 7:32:06 AM Pacific Daylight Time,
> Moas and kiwis are Dinornithiformes. Moas (_Dinornis_, _Euryapteryx_,
> _Emeus_, _Pachyornis_, _Megalapteryx_, _Anomalopteryx_) belong to two
> families, Dinornithidae and Emeidae, within the Dinornithiformes. Kiwis
> (_Apteryx_), which are still with us, belong to a third family,
Actually, I seem to remember reading a few years ago about a molecular study
that placed moas closer to emus and cassowaries, with kiwis the next outgroup
to these. Anyone else out there remember more clearly about this?