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Is still there a bird group classified as Palmipedes?

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mech-eng
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Aug19-14, 10:21 AM
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Hi, Is still there a bird group classified as Palmipedes? I can not find enough information in the internet for it and this is also the first entry in this science forum.

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Aug19-14, 11:05 AM
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From what I understand it is just a loose group of not necessarily related birds with interdigital webbing (or whatever it is called in English).
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Aug19-14, 11:36 AM
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According to https://www.wordnik.com/words/palmipedes it was part of the one of the early attempts to classify birds. Putting "all birds with webbed feet that swim" into one category seemed like a good scientific idea in 1774 - but not now that we know about DNA.

Note: the Century Dictionary is (was?) a reputable source of information when it was first published, about 120 years ago. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Century_Dictionary

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Aug19-14, 12:05 PM
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Is still there a bird group classified as Palmipedes?

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According to https://www.wordnik.com/words/palmipedes it was part of the one of the early attempts to classify birds. Putting "all birds with webbed feet that swim" into one category seemed like a good scientific idea in 1774 - but not now that we know about DNA.

Note: the Century Dictionary is (was?) a reputable source of information when it was first published, about 120 years ago. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Century_Dictionary
Great help, and it is also good to know about the source of Wordnik which ,I think, is an alternative to Wikipedia but I want to know that how you can understand Wordnik could contain information about palmipedes or can you share your search paramaters please.

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