Loom: What is a Bird

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Loom: What is a Bird

Post by bystander » Fri Feb 26, 2010 3:16 pm

What Is A Bird (a k a Euornithine Ornithothoracine Pygostylian…etc.)?
Discover: Blogs: The Loom - 2010 Feb 26
All living birds share a common ancestor that would also be considered a bird, so they are a monophyletic group. Nevertheless, that group is deeply nested among euornithine ornithothoracine pygostylian avialian eumaniraptoran paravian metornithine maniraptoran maniraptoriform tyrannoraptoran coelurosaurian avetheropodan tetanurine averostran neotheropod theropod saurischian dinosaurs.
Well, that certainly clears things up :?

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Re: Loom: What is a Bird

Post by neufer » Fri Feb 26, 2010 4:11 pm

bystander wrote:What Is A Bird (a k a Euornithine Ornithothoracine Pygostylian…etc.)?
Discover: Blogs: The Loom - 2010 Feb 26
All living birds share a common ancestor that would also be considered a bird, so they are a monophyletic group. Nevertheless, that group is deeply nested among euornithine ornithothoracine pygostylian avialian eumaniraptoran paravian metornithine maniraptoran maniraptoriform tyrannoraptoran coelurosaurian avetheropodan tetanurine averostran neotheropod theropod saurischian dinosaurs.
Well, that certainly clears things up :?
I knew that already.
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