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Re: The PhyloCode will not address the naming of species (Was The Papers That Ate Cincinnati)



Mike Keesey wrote:

What's the definition of Mirandornithes?

The least inclusive clade comprising _Phoenicopterus ruber_ and_Podiceps cristatus_ (node-based).


In: Sangster, G. (2005). A name for the flamingo--grebe clade. _Ibis_ 147(3):612-615.

(As an aside, Sangster did not include any external specifiers in this definition. However, Livezey and Zusi (2006) found no close relationship between grebes and flamingoes - meaning that [under Sangster's definition] Mirandornithes would be equivalent in content to Neoaves!)

Cheers

Tim

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