[Taxacom] Usefulness vs. convenience (Protista)
stephen_thorpe at yahoo.co.nz
Sun Dec 19 23:11:48 CST 2010
>But name me an uncrackable paraphyletic group
basal Bilateria ... where do Acoela and Nematodermata fit in? Xenoturbellida?
>Certainly Reptilia seems well-cracked
then please point me to a fully-worked out published Linnean classification
which is congruent with the phylogeny (i.e., with mammals and birds as
subordinate to the class Reptilia, but still with Linnean ranks) ...
From: Curtis Clark <lists at curtisclark.org>
To: taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu
Sent: Mon, 20 December, 2010 5:13:20 PM
Subject: Re: [Taxacom] Usefulness vs. convenience (Protista)
On 12/19/2010 5:13 PM, Stephen Thorpe wrote:
> but the "paraphyletic nut" is all too often too hard to crack ...
And that, iirc, is why Wiley came up with the idea of "plesion".
But name me an uncrackable paraphyletic group (I'm not saying there
aren't any, I just can't think of any off the top of my head). Certainly
Reptilia seems well-cracked.
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