[Taxacom] Insects are crustacean descendants vs. "insects ARE crustaceans"

Frederick W. Schueler bckcdb at istar.ca
Fri Feb 9 23:44:20 CST 2018

On 2/9/2018 11:53 PM, Stephen Thorpe wrote:

> I think the cladist mind thinks that a taxon includes all its decendants, so whatever name applies to the taxon also applies to all its decendants. So, tetrapods are Sarcopterygia/sarcopterygians. Sort of makes sense. Tetrapods are also animals, eukaryotes, etc.

* it's not necessarily the "cladist mind" thinks that a taxon includes 
all its descendants, but the mind which recognizes monophyletic taxa as 
individuals rather than classes, a la Ghiselin. Perhaps the 
philosophical objection to paraphyletic taxa is that they are classes 
rather than individuals?

p.s. and the subtheme that the English names of all monophyletic taxa 
are proper nouns and are to be capitalized - http://pinicola.ca/m1999b.htm

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> On Sat, 10/2/18, Kenneth Kinman<kinman at hotmail.com>  wrote:

>   The present discussion about paraphyly reminds me of strict
>   cladists insisting that "birds ARE dinosaurs",
>   rather than "birds are dinosaur descendants".

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