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Re: Some thoughts on AVES
> I whole-heartedly agree. A movement toward more
> apomorphy(character)-based cladistic definitions is a cladisto-eclectic
> compromise well worth pursuing.
Not if we want to classify extant organisms.
> Now we just need to do the same thing for Aves. The question is, just
> where among theropods is there a serial character transformation which even
> approaches the clarity of the mammal distinction?
At a random juncture which someone will decide arbitrarily?