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Re: Greg Paul is right (again); or "Archie's not a birdy"



On Wed, July 27, 2011 1:35 pm, Scott Hartman wrote:
>> Yet another reason why the definition of "Aves" should not rest on
>> _Archaeopteryx_.
>
> Amen.

Indeed!

For that matter, ANY taxon name associated with Archaeopteryx should
probably be restricted to ones with Archaeopteryg- in the name... This are
going to be destabilized at this node for YEARS!

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