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Re: Metaves and Coronaves
The clade which includes all but the hoatzin does have a bootstrap of a
over 50. (Which is why I wondered whether the proposed morphological
synapomorphies of hoatzin + seriemas could be neoavian synapomorphies.)
I think you mean "neoavian plesiomorphies" here.
Good that you remind me. We're both wrong -- and I've misused all those
terms very often on this list. <cursing Hennig> I mean neoavian apomorphies
here. Only two or more clades together ( = "syn") can have synapomorphies.
Neoavian plesiomorphies are those that Neoaves has retained from its
ancestors, in other words apomorphies of Neognathae, Neornithes or larger
Time to go to bed (quarter past midnight).