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Re: The PhyloCode will not address the naming of species (Was The Papers That Ate Cincinnati)
Tim Williams wrote-
What's the definition of Mirandornithes?
The least inclusive clade comprising _Phoenicopterus ruber_ and_Podiceps
In: Sangster, G. (2005). A name for the flamingo--grebe clade. _Ibis_
(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!)
Actually, Livezey and Zusi found grebes and flamingos to both be members of
their waterbird clade Natatores inside Neoaves, though with very weak
support. Natatores (Baird, 1858) has a much earlier publication date than
Mirandornithes, though no phylogenetic definition. Nor do I know how Baird
and later authors used the group.