- From Latin avēs, nominative plural of avis ("bird"). (Wiktionary)
“Each time a fossil is found to be basal to the birds, this approach would require relaxing still further the criteria for inclusion in 'Aves'.”
“However seeing that Aves is not nested in reptiles your strawman of my claims holds true.”
“ID guy: However seeing that Aves is not nested in reptiles your strawman of my claims holds true.”
“In cladistics, Aves is nested in Reptilia through Diapsida.”
“In the words of Atlanta manager Bobby Cox, "Aves is just dead.”
“Beef Cattle, Poultry (also in Spanish: Aves de Corral), and Dairy Cattle.”
“Actually, the pizza place on St. Marks between 2nd and 3rd Aves. is $1/slice.”
“Ultimately, as more transitional forms are found, the definition of 'Aves' would become so broad as to include all dinosaurs; as basal dinosaurs are described, the definition of 'Aves' would have to be extended still further to incorporate all reptiles … and so on – the logical conclusion, in the presence of a complete fossil record, would be that the definition of 'Aves' would be relaxed so far that it would include all life.”
“Since modern birds are not descended from Archaeopteryx, and Archaeopteryx has characters which no living birds possess, it could not be included within the existing taxon 'Aves'.”
“The Linnaean system would define the taxon 'Aves' to include all modern birds, and base this taxon on a number of shared characteristics.”
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