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Re: birds and avians again
In a message dated 8/31/01 7:16:18 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
<< > No, 1 and 2 are exactly the same. There are no science books in ANY
> that condsider bats to be birds.
He was referring to vernacular usage. (And I've heard laypeople refer to
pterosaurs as birds, too.) >>
No he was referring to the term "Aves" not the term "Bird." "Aves" is the
name of a Linnean Class, not a vernacular term.
<<> 2) the Linnean definition of Aves = feathered, winged, WARM-blooded
> oviparous vertebrates
What about kiwis? _Caudipteryx_?>>
Kiwis have tiny little stubs of wings. I've seen them with my own eyes, and
they are indeed feathered, warm blooded oviparous vertebrates.