Message 2001-02-0024: Re: RE: apomorphy-based names

Wed, 07 Feb 2001 16:34:41 -0500

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Date: Wed, 07 Feb 2001 16:34:41 -0500
From: Kevin de Queiroz <Dequeiroz.Kevin@NMNH.SI.EDU>
Subject: Re: RE: apomorphy-based names

Gerry Moore argued against one of the recommendations proposed by Jonathan =
Wagner.  He noted that " the way Recommendation 11.8C is written it would =
suggest that  _all_ names "derived from apomorphy names be given apomorphy-=
based defintions".  I agree with Gerry's objection.  Although it may be =
useful to name apomorphy-based clade concepts using names that refer to =
the same apomorphies, it seems undesirable and impractical to use all =
names derived from the names of apomorphies for apomorphy-based clade =
concepts. =20


Kevin de Queiroz
Division of Amphibians & Reptiles
National Museum of Natural History
Smithsonian Institution
Washington, DC  20560-0162
Phone:  (202) 357-2212
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