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Feathered Dinosaurs, Flying Dinosaurs, Crown Dinosaurs and the Names "Aves"

@inproceedings{Gauthier2001FeatheredDF,
  title={Feathered Dinosaurs, Flying Dinosaurs, Crown Dinosaurs and the Names "Aves"},
  author={Jacques A. Gauthier and Kevin de Queiroz},
  year={2001}
}
The taxon name “Aves” is currently used for several different clades, a situation that violates the fundamental nomenclatural principle that, to minimize ambiguity, each taxon name should refer to a single taxon. To clarify this situation, we explore some general issues concerning the properties of the three classes of phylogenetic definitions, including: how names can be tied to clades through composition or characters; the relationships between “total” and “crown” compared to “stem” and “node… CONTINUE READING

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