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Re: Genes show Neoaves branching before K/Pg extinction



Mike Keesey <keesey@gmail.com> wrote:

> Most ornithologists don't deal with palaeognathes, anyway.

That's beside the point; those who do still don't care. It's clear
from the recent papers that most authors want to treat _Ratitae_ as a
group that can be either monophyletic or non-monophyletic, so forcing
them to be monophyletic by definition (even when it entails a severe
violation of the traditional content of the group) isn't very helpful.

-- 
David Černý