bird-mammal common ancestor

matt spitzer mwspitze at
Sun Sep 11 17:04:19 EST 1994

In article <mwspitze-060994110940 at>,
mwspitze at (matt spitzer) wrote:

> A question for evolutionary biologists:
> What is the current thinking on the common ancestor of birds and mammals? 

So far I have received a number of informative responses.  To summarize
them, it is currently thought that mammals diverged prior to development of
anything like a modern reptile (from which birds diverged much later). 
Does anyone disagree?  

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