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Re: another dumb question: Terror Birds are not dinosaurs?

On 6/29/07, Roberto Takata <rmtakata@gmail.com> wrote:
Anything that is derived from the most recent common ancestor of
_Archaeopteryx lithographica_ and _Passer domesticus_ is regarded as a
bird (Aves). (There are few other definitions too...)

There's a lot of discussion on this (highly contentious) topic here: http://www.phylonames.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=19 -- Mike Keesey