Tag Archives: Neoaves

Bird Tree 2014 e.g. Jarvis et al. – Xmas? It Certainly Is!

On the latest revelations on modern bird relationship, using genetic data, published via here and here… After the landmark bird family tree analysis in 2008 by Hackett et al., two main questions seemed particularly prominent to me, and were treated … Continue reading

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The ecological vicars strike again! Springer vs O’Leary in the mammal tree wars

Just a quick snapshot of this crucial issue in palaeontology, whose protagonists on both sides are, unusually, both favourites of mine. It’s about whether the mammals just scraped through the K-T boundary, or not. It’s about whether the big third … Continue reading

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