singhg at SATYAM.NET.IN
Sat Oct 16 13:38:47 CDT 1999
From: Ken Kinman <kinman at HOTMAIL.COM>
>Of course, even if Order Rodentia (Rodentida, if you prefer my
>standarardized emendation) turns out to be paraphyletic, I still might not
>choose to split it.
I think we are going wrong somwhere. If group is a paraphyletic, the problem
won't be corrected by its splitting it. It would be more logical to find the
excluded descendents and include them within the group. Splitting would
simply aggravate the problem of paraphylly.
Dr. Gurcharan Singh Res:
Department of Botany 932 Anand Kunj
S. G. T. B. Khalsa College Vikas Puri
University of Delhi New Delhi-110018
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