Mammalia sister of Reptilia?
DR. JAMES ADAMS
JADAMS at EM.DALTONSTATE.EDU
Mon Mar 13 12:55:54 CST 2000
I know that we were talking about grammar, but the statement
itself bothers me. How can a clearly paraphyletic group (like the
reptiles) that to be monophyletic would *include* the mammals be
the *sister* to anything? The sister would be the closest
*monophyletic* lineage within the reptiles to the mammals, not the
reptiles as a whole.
Just my two cents worth. Sorry if someone else has already
pointed this out!
Dr. James K. Adams
Dept. of Natural Science and Math
Dalton State College
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