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Re: Thoughts on the biggest morphological bird analysis
I'm not excusing this practice, but ornithology has a long history of
hyphenated taxon names (e.g., Laro-Limicolae).
Sure, but I don't know how official they ever were. This particular example
is still in use, but only as an insider "vernacular" for what seems to be
Charadriiformes, a name that has been used for decades now.