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Re: emu history
> Some mitochondrial-based phylogenetic analyses have produced some pretty
> wacked-out topologies - like putting passerines at the base of the
> Neornithes (H[ä]rlid et al., 1998).
This was largely just misrooting, coupled with ordinary long-branch
attraction. Plus, it's old. (1998 is old for a molecular phylogeny.) -- The
idea that kiwis are the sistergroup of emus + cassowaries is quite old, much
older than molecular phylogenies, and has usually had widespread acceptance.
The topology of Cooper et al. looks rather unsurprising, so, in the absence
of a better analysis, I trust it.
> Learn how to choose, serve, and enjoy wine at Wine @ MSN.
I'd be more interested in the _Win_dows _E_mulator for Linux. B-) Currently
at version 0.6 and largely useless. But one day, one day...