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Re: How are columbiformes (doves and pigeons) related to psittaciformes?
David Marjanovic (firstname.lastname@example.org) wrote:
<This reminds me. Pteroclidae or Pteroclididae? Or perhaps even
Pterocleidae? What's correct? I've seen the first two, and the last looks
logical considering how words are derived from Herakles ( +AD0-
Well, correct versus what was in the literature and established? As for
nomenclature, since the stem is _kleo-_ it would be _kleidae_. "Key," as
in _kleidos_, becomes _kleidi-_ (as I'm sure David knows) so it shouldn't
be Pterocleididae. BUT ... that's for the established literature to
resolve which is "correct."
Jaime A. Headden
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