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Re: Archosaur Origins...was:MESENOSAURUS ERRATA.



I had a question ...

If George uses the classic crown group name Aves to correspond to all 
archosaurs closer to
*Corvus* or *Passer* than to *Crocodilus*, then what happens to the use of the 
word "bird" which
is classically associated with the name Aves since Linnaeus? This does not seem 
to be a matter of
"educating the public" but rather a matter of establishing all stems based on 
only the living
members, which contradicts the fossil inclusion.... It is doubtful anyone would 
use the
redefinitions in such a manner.


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Jaime A. Headden

  Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhr-gen-ti-na
  Where the Wind Comes Sweeping Down the Pampas!!!!

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