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Re: No Cretaceous placental mammals?

Mike Keesey wrote:

They find _Vegavis iaai_, a Maastrichtian bird from Antarctica, to bea stem-anatid. This means, at the very least, that pan-palaeognathes, pan-galliforms, pan-neoavians, pan-anhimids, pan-anatids, and the_Anseranas_ total group were distinct before the K/Pg boundary.

Probably also the respective stem groups that include odontopterygiforms, dromornithids, and gastornithids, given that these groups also cluster at the base of the Neornithes, outside Neoaves.



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