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Re: Recoded Aves introduces a lot of fog?



David Marjanovic wrote-

> > It's less derived than Sapeornis based on- cervical centra
> > not heterocoelous; absence of pygostyle?.
>
> _Long tail_. And I'd need good evidence to accept a reversal of that,
given
> the fact that all other known cursorial birds have never reevolved a
sizable
> tail, even though they could use it.

We don't know how long Sapeornis' tail was.  We have a couple caudals and a
tiny pygostyle.  It could very well have been like Nomingia and had over
twenty caudal vertebrae.

Mickey Mortimer