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Re: Shaking up the bird family tree
On Fri, Jun 27, 2008 at 9:48 AM, David Marjanovic
> Much more often among rails alone -- 2000 years ago, every small Pacific
> island had its own species of flightless rail, and the big ones had two or
> three, never mind the occasional flightless parrot or duck or ibis or...
Right, see, I knew I was missing some stuff (although I think I
counted 1 for parrots and 1 for anserids).
On another note: is there a single instance in all of _Bilateria_ of a
lineage losing flight and then regaining it? (Tinamous aside for the
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