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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 method.



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