[Taxacom] burn out (was: classification of Class Rosopsida)

Curtis Clark jcclark-lists at earthlink.net
Sun Apr 12 16:45:21 CDT 2009

On 2009-04-12 12:01, Richard Zander wrote:
> Actually, there is neither "phylo" nor "genetic" in "phylogenetic." In a
> phylogenetic cladogram with paraphyly eliminated, we know what the
> descender is, it is the exemplar, but we don't know what the descendee
> is, it is only a node, without diagnosis or any real biological
> attribute.

So what's the descendee of an autophyletic Aves, in your view?

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