[Taxacom] What's missing from this picture?

Bob Mesibov mesibov at southcom.com.au
Sun Sep 6 19:59:41 CDT 2009

Jim Croft asked:

"Your manypedes aren't paraphyletic, are they?"

There are still pockets of resistance in deepest Europe, but most specialists are happy with Myriapoda as a monophyletic taxon. Myriapoda = Chilopoda+Diplopoda+Pauropoda+Symphyla, each of which is also solidly monophyletic.
Dr Robert Mesibov
Honorary Research Associate
Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, and
School of Zoology, University of Tasmania
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