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RE: Revised *classification* of Aves (joke)



Jaime Headden wrote:

>  I have also decided that because Anseriformes include animals which
>are _not_ geese (Lat., _anser_) I will rename the suborder
>"Ansericygnanatiformes". But because it must also encompass screamers,
>this name may then exclude them, and they must be a plesion at the base
>of subclass Neognathae. Now to tackle the other bird names which don't
>make sense....

Apodiformes has to go - swifts do have feet after all.

Caprimulgiformes - frogmouths and nightjars do not suck goats (much to the
chagrin of the goats).


Tim





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Timothy J. Williams 

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Agronomy Hall 
Iowa State University 
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