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Re: Livezey and Zusi's big bird morph analysis [...]
Michael Habib wrote:
However, Mayr's analyses seem to have a similar trend wherein the analyses
consistently find groups previously considered "convergent" to be sister
taxa instead (such as penguins and plotopterids).
Yes, but the evidence for penguin-plotopterid convergence was never strong.
AFAIK, Mayr's analysis is the only one that actually tested
penguin-plotopterid relationships using a parsimony-based phylogenetic
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