Definitions

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  • proper noun A taxonomic class within the subphylum Vertebrata — the birds.

Etymologies

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From Latin avēs, nominative plural of avis ("bird").

Examples

  • 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'.

    A Disclaimer for Behe?

  • In cladistics, Aves is nested in Reptilia through Diapsida.

    A Disclaimer for Behe?

  • However seeing that Aves is not nested in reptiles your strawman of my claims holds true.

    A Disclaimer for Behe?

  • ID guy: However seeing that Aves is not nested in reptiles your strawman of my claims holds true.

    A Disclaimer for Behe?

  • In the words of Atlanta manager Bobby Cox, "Aves is just dead."

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  • Beef Cattle, Poultry (also in Spanish: Aves de Corral), and Dairy Cattle.

    9: Domestic animals

  • Actually, the pizza place on St. Marks between 2nd and 3rd Aves. is $1/slice.

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  • 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.

    A Disclaimer for Behe?

  • 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'.

    A Disclaimer for Behe?

  • The Linnaean system would define the taxon 'Aves' to include all modern birds, and base this taxon on a number of shared characteristics.

    A Disclaimer for Behe?

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