[Taxacom] The "land plant" taxon (and the paraphyly issue)

Curtis Clark lists at curtisclark.org
Mon Sep 10 09:26:59 CDT 2012

On 2012-09-10 7:02 AM, Ken Kinman wrote:
> I have concluded that the best name for the land plant taxon is either 
> Embryophyta or Metaphyta, both of which are well known and widely 
> used.  Whether it should be ranked as Kingdom or Phylum (or something 
> in between) is no big deal.

On this we agree. I used to prefer "Metaphyta", but "Embryophyta" is 
probably the older term, and I frequently use the informal 
"embryophytes" for the group.

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