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Re: Metaves and Coronaves

----- Original Message -----
From: "Christopher Taylor" <ck.taylor@auckland.ac.nz>
Sent: Monday, December 06, 2004 1:45 AM

   Would people prefer to see "Eurypygiformes" or "Rhynochetiformes" for
the sunbittern-kagu clade :-)?

Personally I'd prefer not to have another -formes name! As it is its intention, this suffix makes names look like they were somehow comparable... which they aren't.

I have a suspicion that the name
"Mesitornithiformes" may already be available for the mesites.

Fain & Houde say each of the "families" that have ended up in Metaves have occasionally been put into orders of their own, so this sounds like Mesitornithiformes indeed exists as a name.