What is the most recent common ancestor of birds and flying insects?
- daniel gLv 71 year ago
It should be obvious that birds and flying insects had quite different common anscestors
Birds are vertebrate animals, insects, invertebrate.
A common ancestor for these would go way back to urbilaterian, ergo Jaz and Bulldog are both likely correct.
- JazSincLv 71 year ago
An "urbilaterian" from before the time that the deuterostomes and protostomes diverged.
- Bulldog reduxLv 71 year ago
The most recent common ancestor probably lived even before the Cambrian explosion 543 million years ago.