Paraphyly: A "Real" Saga (thought experiment)

SKÁLA Zdenek skala at INCOMA.CZ
Fri Jan 18 09:26:16 CST 2002

From: Thomas DiBenedetto:
>... I support a system that _does not make any cuts_ in the natural
processes of
>descent. [snip] Subtaxa are recognized to originate when
>the flow of descent becomes divergent. 

Nice. So if you have 4 species, you will construct 3 higher taxa, for 10
species 9 taxa, for 100 species 99 taxa etc. (generally n-1 taxa where
n=number of species). I really doubt your system will come into general

Zdenek Skala
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