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Re: BCF (was New Article in Experimental Zoology)
In a message dated 8/24/02 5:16:33 AM EST, email@example.com writes:
<< I am curious, what definitions do you use for birds and dinosaurs?
_Archaeopteryx_ + Neornithes (for Aves) and _Triceratops_ + Neornithes
(for dinosaurs), or something else? >>
I call the stem group birds Ornithes: the clade of all archosaurs closer to
modern birds than to modern crocs; and the crown group birds Aves: the clade
of all modern birds, including their most recent common ancestor and all its
descendants. I guess others might call this Neornithes. Ornithes includes all
the dinosaurs as well as all modern birds, paleobirds (e.g., Archaeopteryx,
Enantiornithes), and dino-birds.