Paraphyly=mistakes? (There's the rub)

David Orlovich David.Orlovich at BOTANY.OTAGO.AC.NZ
Wed Jan 9 09:33:32 CST 2002

on 9/1/02 8:57 AM, Dr. James Adams at jadams at EM.DALTONSTATE.EDU wrote:

... if the person using a specific grouping *knows* that
> grouping is paraphyletic, and, under appropriate circumstances, passes that
> information along to the audience, there shouldn't really be any
> problem.  If some want to call this a mistake, that's their choice.

Does that also mean then that saying "koala bear" is acceptable even though
koalas are not bears but marsupials?

David Orlovich.

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