Do birds and reptiles have recurrent laryngeal nerve?

There is some evidence in both species. To be clear it isn't something most anatomists are particularly worried by or interested in, in marked contrast to the proponents of ID.

Au contraire, David -- among scientists who study long-necked creatures such as my own sauropods, the RLN is of great interest. Matt Wedel (my co-blogger over at Sauropod Vertebra Picture of the Week) wrote a paper on the RLNs of sauropod a couple of years ago. See his very readable layman's version at … sauropods/

fascinating - many thanks Mike!