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Re: [dinosaur] Bird evolution genetic mechanism (free pdf) + avian brains



On Sat, May 27th, 2017 at 12:57 AM, Ben Creisler <bcreisler@gmail.com> wrote:

> Ryohei Seki, Cai Li, Qi Fang, Shinichi Hayashi, Shiro Egawa, Jiang Hu,
> Luohao Xu, Hailin Pan, Mao Kondo, Tomohiko Sato, Haruka Matsubara, Namiko
> Kamiyama, Keiichi Kitajima, Daisuke Saito, Yang Liu, M. Thomas P. Gilbert,
> Qi Zhou, Xing Xu, Toshihiko Shiroishi, Naoki Irie, Koji Tamura & Guojie
> Zhang (2017)
> Functional roles of Aves class-specific cis-regulatory elements on
> macroevolution of bird-specific features.
> Nature Communications 8, Article number: 14229 (2017)
> doi:10.1038/ncomms14229

Do people really still use 'Aves' as a distinct class? Surely 'Avialae' has 
long since been considered
a subset of 'Reptilia'. 

Or can you have a class within a class ('Aves' within 'Reptilia')?


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