[Taxacom] Now 2 species/genera in Placozoa...

Stephen Thorpe stephen_thorpe at yahoo.co.nz
Sun Aug 5 17:22:13 CDT 2018


I don't agree with putting the new species in a new genus! Genera cannot be correlated consistently with degree or "depth" of divergence, and really only serve to separate convenient monophyletic groups, but there is no gain in separating two species into two separate genera.

Stephen

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On Mon, 6/8/18, Tony Rees <tonyrees49 at gmail.com> wrote:

 Subject: [Taxacom] Now 2 species/genera in Placozoa...
 To: "taxacom" <taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu>
 Received: Monday, 6 August, 2018, 10:09 AM
 
 In case anypne interested missed it, there
 are now 2 described
 species/genera in Placozoa, doubling
 the size of that curious phylum:
 
 http://journals.plos.org/plosbiology/article?id=10.1371/journal.pbio.2005359
 
 They still all look the same,
 apparently, but that's another issue.
 
 Regards - Tony
 
 Tony Rees, New South Wales, Australia
 https://about.me/TonyRees
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