[Taxacom] Animalia or Metazoa?

Curtis Clark jcclark-lists at earthlink.net
Fri Jul 24 11:59:13 CDT 2009

On 2009-07-23 20:48, Kenneth Kinman wrote:
> Metazoa and Metaphyta are very
> popular names which have long been widely used, so any excess of
> popularity that Animalia and Plantae might presently enjoy is not (in my
> opinion) as important as precision (the former translate as "higher
> animals" and "higher plants", while the latter translate as just
> "animals" and "plants").

To be precise, μετά followed by the genitive means "among", "between", 
or "with", and followed by the accusative means "after" or "afterwards". 
"Higher" is a real stretch.

> However, even Woese himself seems to now
> believe that Eubacteria split off first

Split off what?

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