[Taxacom] Metazoa or Animalia?

Curtis Clark jcclark-lists at earthlink.net
Sat Jul 25 08:57:20 CDT 2009

On 2009-07-24 11:25, Kenneth Kinman wrote:
> Hi Curtis:
>        Eubacteria were first to split off in the tree of life.

Do you mean "split off *from* the tree of life"? The implication in all 
cases is that there was another branch that it split off *from*. What 
was that other branch? You've evidently excluded the 
metabacteria+eukarya clade, since you say that it didn't originate until 
later. And in the past you've postulated a paraphyletic eubacteria, 
which would argue that it didn't split off ever, but rather everything 
else split off from it.

Not trying to argue at this point; I don't understand what you are 
saying well enough to argue with it. :-)

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