bipedal fish (was multiple class. systems)

Tom DiBenedetto tdib at UMICH.EDU
Wed Jun 18 07:18:46 CDT 1997


On Wed, 18 Jun 1997 10:06:00 EDT, Robin Panza wrote:

>>To a biologist this should not seem nonsensical at all.  What is a human if
>>not a scaleless, bipedal, terrestrial fish?
>
>But doesn't that make "fish" paraphyletic?  Oh, no!

That is why the taxon which was erected to encompass all "fish",
Pisces, has been abandonded, for quite some time now.



Tom DiBenedetto                 http://www-personal.umich.edu/~tdib/
Fish Division                                   tdib at umich.edu
University of Michigan Museum of Zoology




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