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Re: Shaking up the bird family tree

On Fri, Jun 27, 2008 at 4:28 PM, Mike Habib <habib@jhmi.edu> wrote:
> So, essentially the punch-line is that phasmids (and likely other insects,
> as well) can switch wings on and off rather easily.  For several reasons, I
> suspect the situation is less plastic in birds.  Still, an excellent point
> to raise (and a darn interesting paper, regardless).

Well, if we consider that we could induce teeth formation in chicken
beak, loss and regain of complex character do not seem to be so


Roberto Takata