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Re: birds and avians again
On Sat, 1 Sep 2001 ELurio@aol.com wrote:
> << > 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.
Whoops -- what did he mean by "the vernacular definition of Aves". Aves is
not a vernacular word (in English, anyway), so there is no such thing.
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