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Re: Some thoughts on AVES

> Fantastic,
>      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?

-Demetrios Vital