new "coded" classifications

Fred Rickson ricksonf at AVA.BCC.ORST.EDU
Wed Jan 13 08:50:31 CST 1999


Why is this called a "classiification," wouldn't list of organisms that
look alike be just as reasonable....it certainly doesn't relate to
phylogeny.

>
> Ken Kinman wrote:
>
> >                    KINGDOM METAZOA
> >  1  Porifera (sponges, archaeocyaths, and allies.....)
> >       1  Hyalospongea (glass sponges....)
> >       2  Calcispongea (chalky sponges....)
> >       3  Demospongea (demosponges and sclerosponges...)
> >       4  Archaeocyathea (the Cambrian archaeocyaths)
> >  2  Placozoa (trichoplacoids; only 1 or 2 living sp.)
> >  3  Cnidaria (cnidarians; 9,200 living species)
> >  B  Petalonamata (Precambrian-Cambrian; no extant sp.)
> >  4  Ctenophora (comb jellies; 80+ living species)
> >  ?  Conulata (U. Precamb.-Triassic; no living species)




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