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Re: Mesozoic roots of parrots and passerine birds



evelyn sobielski <koreke77@yahoo.de> wrote:

> This and the others cited all use beta-fibrinogen intron 7 data

That is true, but FGB-int7 did not support the falcon-parrot-passerine
link in the Hackett et al. analysis -- the second intron of the
eukaryotic elongation factor and somatotropin introns did. In fact,
FGB-int7 links passeriforms to picocoracians (which is close to their
traditional position in morphological analyses) and falcons to
mousebirds.

Mike Keesey <keesey@gmail.com> wrote:

> Although, actually, it appears it could be consider eponymous with
> _Eufalco_ Acloque 1900 (a junior subjective synonym of _Falco_
> Linnaeus 1758)....

Is it not more probable that Suh et al. just wanted to emphasize that
Eufalconimorphae includes falconids alone and not any other
traditional part of "Falconiformes", such as Accipitridae, _Pandion_
or _Sagittarius_?
-- 
David Černý