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Re: Vegavis gen. nov. - new anseriform in today's Nature
The species name ("iaai") sounds like something Dr Feduccia might say
reading the paper. Clarke et al. (2004) refute head-on Feduccia's notion
that there modern avian lineages did not appear until after the
as part of an early Tertiary "explosion".
It's true that they refute Feduccia's extreme version. Fossil evidence for a
diversification of Neoaves in the K is however still lacking, as the article