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Re: Hummingbird -- the littlest dinosaur!



I see my point was lost in the terminology morass.

--- Jordan Mallon <jordan.mallon@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Apr 7, 2005 9:56 PM, Paul Penkalski
> <turtlecroc@yahoo.com> wrote:
> > By that logic, if dinosaurs are reptiles, as you
> > assert in your previous msg, and hummingbirds
> > are dinosaurs, then hummingbirds must be reptiles.
> > Huh.
> 
> Indeed.  That's how cladistics works.  And that begs
> the question:
> would win in a fight?  The bee hummingbird, or
> _Sphaerodactylus
> ariasae_?
> (http://www.newscientist.com/article.ns?id=dn1635)
> 
> Later,
> 
> Jordan
> 
> -- 
> Jordan Mallon
> 
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> 
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