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Re: Madagascar snakes and flightless birds?

On Tue, 5 Nov 2002, Brian Lauret wrote:

> 2.
> Maybe flying paleaognaths only found their way to Madagascar after it split 
> off. HOWEVER,we shouldn't forget Madagascar has no pre-Quaternary fossil 
> record.

Sometimes it seems that someone has been shredding fossil records to
prevent us from settling the ratite origins debate.