[Taxacom] Usefulness vs. convenience (Protista)

Curtis Clark lists at curtisclark.org
Mon Dec 20 08:09:36 CST 2010

On 12/19/2010 9:11 PM, Stephen Thorpe wrote:
> >But name me an uncrackable paraphyletic group
> basal Bilateria ... where do Acoela and Nematodermata fit in? 
> Xenoturbellida?

What's the paraphyletic group that encompasses this basal tangle?

> >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) ...

Either you digress, or we're talking about different things. I mean 
*can* be worked out, not necessarily *has* been worked out.

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