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Name: jaynes
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Date: Around 1993


Question:
Is a mallard lard more closely related to a grebe than it is to a Canada Goose?



Replies:
I am not an ornithologist so my guess means little. It seems to me that geese and ducks are more closely aligned than either are to grebes, but I do not know. A good reference to check is "Phylogeny and Classification of Birds": A Study in Molecular Evolution by CG Sibley and JE Ahlquist. There has been few works done on the systematics and phylogeny of birds.

Jim Murray



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