[Taxacom] Fish phylogenetics paper

Kenneth Kinman kennethkinman at webtv.net
Wed May 12 11:56:11 CDT 2010

Hi Jason,
      A clever play on words, but you may have actually opened a can or
worms in doing so.  
      You might consider yourself a fish (strictly cladistically
speaking), but I think the majority of us consider ourselves to be
"descendants of fish" (specifically, descendants of fish in the Class
Sarcopterygii).  The hijacking of the name Sarcopterygii for an
expansive clade including all of its tetrapod descendants is
unfortunate.  And regrettably, I assume that PhyloCode will attempt to
formalize that practice (and that is no laughing matter).          
         --------Ken Kinman  
Jason wrote:
We fish don't like opening cans of worms. :P 

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