Agreement Finally!!? (was Paraphyly)

SKÁLA Zdeněk skala at INCOMA.CZ
Fri Jan 18 09:35:54 CST 2002

From: Julian Humphries:

>I want the "truncated clade" Amphibia to stop just before
>mammals, no wait, just before birds, no maybe... [snip] 
>This couldn't be an arbitrary process, could it?

Well, the same problem arises when searching for the "origin" of a
monophyletic taxon. So, why to worry *specifically* about the "stop" of
paraphyletic taxon? The problem is basically the same in both cases; it
should be resolved but can hardly play a role when discussing

Zdenek Skala
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