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Re: More evidence for Eufalconimorphae and Psittacopasserae
Am 25.09.2011 22:19, schrieb evelyn sobielski:
Coliiformes are hopeless via DNA. But the framework now exists for
Hindlimb myology puts them next to... parrots.
Retroposons are "molecular morphology". Their presence & absence behaves
like a morphological character, an idealized one in fact.
Both radiations must have occurred in the late K. We have some
fossils which very much look as if they'd turn out on one "side" of
charadriiforms, Aequornithes etc. or the "opposite" one
Namely? Several have been proposed, but all are either too fragmentary
to tell or have been removed from Neornithes. The latter just happened
to *Palintropus* in the paper you mention at the end of your message.