DePhylocode: Light, not heat?
rjensen at SAINTMARYS.EDU
Fri Mar 8 08:11:28 CST 2002
Ken Kinman wrote:
> The clade "eudicots" is an excellent example of how most such clades
> *should* be named--- informally. This indeed does work very well. I
> recognized the "eudicot" clade in my 1994 classification.
Last August, at the Botany 2001 meetings in Albuquerque, Kevin Nixon, in a
wonderfully presented critique of Phylocode, demonstrated that the so-called
"eudicots" are based on a smattering of evidence that almost assuredly will not
survive more careful scrutiny. I don't have all the details, but one of his
points was that such ephemeral taxa are one excellent reason for not adopting
Perhaps some out there have a better recollection than I of what Kevin said.
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